Daily Information Bulletin - 1980s - 1985 - OCT - ENG

 DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1985

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DCS TAKES ON NSW ROLE, SASI TO CONCENTRATE ON INFORMATION ... 1

RADIO RECEPTION TO BE IMPROVED............................... 1

MORE OCEAN-GOING VESSELS CALLING AT KK ...................... 2

URBCO EXPANDS POLICY OF BILINGUALISM......................... 3

OPEN FORUM ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER ........................... 4

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY TO CONTINUE ........................ 4

SYMPOSIUM ON BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES ......................... 5

SUB-DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION FOR MUI WO ...................... 5

SWIMMING GALA FOR PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED..................... 6

AUSTRALIAN VISITOR PRAISES HK CORRECTIONAL SERVICES ......... 6

USD STAFF RESTORE CLEANLINESS TO PARKS ...................... 7

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN FANLING, SAI KUNG......................... 7

MULTITUDE OF SERVICES AVAILABLE IN TAI PO ................... 9

FIRST MEETING FOR ISLANDS ................................... 10

VISIT TO FARM................................................ 10

CHAI WAN ’WATER CUT.......................................... 11

WATER STORAGE FIGURE......................................... 11

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1985

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DCS TAKES ON NEW ROLE, SASI TO CONCENTRATE ON INFORMATION *****

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) ANNOUNCED A REORGANISATION OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT TO ENABLE THE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL CONSTITUTIONAL AND ELECTORAL AFFAIRS.

UNDER THE REORGANISATION, THE COUNCILS, GENERAL, AND'PROTOCOL DIVISIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE DCS’S OFFICE.

A SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE COUNCILS DIVISION, SERVING THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS, HAD UNTIL RECENTLY THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CERTAIN CONSTITUTIONAL SUBJECTS. SOME OF THESE HAD BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH, AND LATTERLY SOME TO DCS.

+THESE RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE MORE EFFECTIVELY CARRIED OUT BY COMBINING THEM UNDER DCS,+ HE SAID.

THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT PART IN THE PREPARATION CF THE GREEN AND WHITE PAPERS ON THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, AND IN PREPARING THE LEGISLATION AND CONDUCT OF THE RECENT ELECTIONS.

WITH THE TRANSFER OF CONSTITUTIONAL MATTERS TO THE DCS, +IT IS LOGICAL TO BRING BOTH ELECTORAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS UNDER THE SAME ROOF,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE CONSOLIDATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND ELECTORAL MATTERS UNDER THE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY WOULD ENABLE THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH TO DEVOTE GREATER ATTENTION TO INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS, AS WELL AS TO BROADCASTING POLICY AND GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS.

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RADIO RECEPTION TO BE IMPROVED * * *

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TODAY (TUESDAY) GAVE THE GO-AHEAD TO A PLAN WHICH WILL IMPROVE THE VHF COVERAGE OF RTHK’S RADIO SERVICES, AND ENABLE COMMERCIAL RADIO TO INTRODUCE TERRITORYWIDE VHF COVERAGE ON ITS THREE SERVICES.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE ACTION WAS TAKEN TO OVERCOME POOR RECEPTION IN PARTS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES AND HONG KONG ISLAND.

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THE WORK, WHICH WILL TAKE ABOUT TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE, WILL GIVE RTHK NEAR TERRITORY-WIDE VHF COVERAGE OF RADIOS 1, 2 4 AND 5. AT THE SAME TIME, THE MEDIUM WAVE COVERAGE OF RADIO 3 WILL ALSO BE IMPROVED. THE PLAN WILL ALSO GIVE COMMERCIAL RADIO NEAR TERRITORY-WIDE VHF COVERAGE ON ITS THREE SERVICES.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED HOWEVER THAT FUNDS FOR RTHK’S PORTION CF THE PLAN, EXPECTED TO COST AROUND $20 MILLION, WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WHEN IT MEETS NEXT MONTH.

APPROVAL FOR THE PROGRAMME COMES HARD ON THE HEELS OF RTHK’S INTRODUCTION LAST WEEK OF ADDITIONAL FREQUENCIES FOR RADIOS 1. AND 2_.

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MORE OCEAN-GOING VESSELS CALLING AT HK * * * *

OCEAN SHIPPING USING HONG KONG PORT INCREASED BY AN UNPRECEDENTED 11 PER CENT IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MR GERRY HIGGINSON, TOLD THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF SHIPPING THIS (TUESDAY) EVENING.

IN ADDITION, THE TOTAL VOLUME OF CARGO WAS UP MORE THAN 13 PER CENT AND CHINA CARGO UP 35 PER CENT.

MR HIGGINSON NOTED THAT EACH MONTH LAST YEAR ABOUT 1 000 OCEAN-GOING VESSELS CALLED HERE WHILE LOCAL TRAFFIC ALONE AMOUNTED TO MORE THAN 14 000 VESSELS A MONTH.

REFERRING TO THE KWAI CHUNG CONTAINER PORT, MR HIGGINSON SAID EXPANSION WOULD PROCEED IN THREE PHASES. THE FIRST PHASE NOW UNDERWAY WAS SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. IT INVOLVED THE RECLAMATION OF AN ADDITIONAL 25 HECTARES OF LAND TO EXTEND THE TOTAL CONTAINER PORT AREA TO SOME 119 HECTARES.

THE SECOND PHASE, NOW AT AN ADVANCED STAGE OF NEGOTIATION, WAS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW THREE-BERTH TERMINAL TO BE KNOWN AS TERMINAL 6. THE FIRST BERTH SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN LATE 1987. THE THIRD PHASE OF THE EXPANSION PROGRAMME WAS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FURTHER TWO TERMINALS BY THE EARLY 1990S.

+T0 ENSURE THAT THE FACILITIES ARE KEPT ABREAST OF DEMAND,* HE SAID, +WE ARE PRESENTLY CONDUCTING A PORT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY STUDY, IN PARALLEL WITH AND TO COMPLEMENT THE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT STUDY, TO ASSESS OUR REQUIREMENTS UNTIL THE END OF THE CENTURY AND TO SEE HOW SHORTFALLS IN FACILITIES CAN BEST BE l*ET.+

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ON THE QUESTION OF A HONG KONG SHIPPING REGISTER TO REPLACE THE BRITISH REGISTER, MR HIGGINSON SAID THIS SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED BY ABOUT 1990 SO THAT +A RESPECTED, SEPARATE AND AUTONOMOUS REGISTER* WAS IN PLACE WELL BEFORE 1997.

REFERRING TO CIVIL AVIATION PLANS, MR HIGGINSON SAID CURRENT EXPANSION WORK AT KAI TAK, KNOWN AS STAGE V, WAS AIMED AT INCREASING THE HOURLY CAPACITY OF THE TERMINAL BUILDING TO A LEVEL WHICH BROADLY MATCHED THE RUNWAY CAPACITY OF 30 AIRCRAFT MOVEMENTS AN HOUR.

STAGE V, DUE TO BECOME OPERATIONAL BY MID-1988, WOULD CATER FOR 5 300 PASSENGERS PER HOUR ONE WAY, WHICH WAS EQUIVALENT TO AN ANNUAL TOTAL OF ABOUT 18 MILLION PASSENGERS. THE LEVEL OF PASSENGERS FOR 1984 WAS ALMOST 10 MILLION, MR HIGGINSON ADDED.

WHILE PASSENGER TRAFFIC LAST YEAR PUT HONG KONG SEVENTH IN WORLD RANKING, THE GROWTH IN AIR FREIGHT WAS EVEN MORE EXCITING, SAID.

+IN 1984-85, 27 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S TOTAL DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND 21 PER CENT OF TOTAL IMPORTS BY VALUE WERE SHIPPED BY AIR,* HE SAID.

THIS RANKED HONG KONG ELEVENTH IN THE WORLD IN TERMS OF TOTAL CARGO THROUGHOUT AIRPORTS.

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URBCO EXPANDS POLICY OF BILINGUALISM

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THE URBAN COUNCIL TODAY TOOK ANOTHER STEP IN ITS POLICY OF BILINGUALISM WHEN ITS STANDING COMMITTEE AGREED THAT COMMITTEE MINUTES SHOULD BE TRANSLATED INTO CHINESE.

SUCH TRANSLATION WILL BEGIN WITH THE MINUTES OF THE FORTNIGHTLY MEETINGS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ITSELF, SAID A COUNCIL SPOKESMAN.

THEN, BY STAGES AS EXPERT STAFF BECOME AVAILABLE, THE MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL’S 13 SELECT COMMITTEES WILL ALSO BE TRANSLATED.

+THIS WILL FURTHER EXPAND THE COUNCIL’S LONG-STANDING POLICY OF BILINGUALISM,* SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

+SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AT THE COUNCIL’S OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS, AND AT ALL MEETINGS OF ITS SELECT COMMITTEES.

+AS WITH ALL ACTIVITIES OF THE COUNCIL, WE WILL BE

LOOKING AT THE MOST EFFICIENT AND LEAST EXPENSIVE WAYS OF GRADUALLY INTRODUCING THE TRANSLATION OF THE COUNCIL’S IMPORTANT WORK INTO CHINESE.*

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OPEN FORUM ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER * * * *

TSUEN WAN RESIDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AT AN OPEN FORUM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 4).

THE FORUM, ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD, WILL BE HELD AT THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY CENTRE IN TAI HO ROAD, TSUEN WAN, AT 8 PM.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE. MR CHAN YUEN-SUM, WILL CHAIR THE FORUM, AND AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, MR SIMON LI, HAS BEEN INVITED TO SIT ON THE PANEL.

THOSE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE FORUM SHOULD CONTACT THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON 0-445200 TO BOOK SEATS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER FRIDAY (OCTOBER 4) AT 8 PM IN CENTRE, AT TAI HO ROAD, TSUEN

THE OPEN FORUM TO BE HELD ON THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY WAN.

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GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY TO CONTINUE ******

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO CONDUCT THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY THIS MONTH TO DECEMBER.

THE SURVEY, CONDUCTED MONTHLY SINCE AUGUST 1981, COLLECTS INFORMATION ON EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT, AND THE GENERAL SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION.

SOME 5 000 HOUSEHOLDS ARE SELECTED AT RANDOM EACH MONTH FROM ALL DISTRICTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SURVEY.

AN OFFICIAL LETTER, IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE, HAS BEEN SENT TO THESE HOUSEHOLDS TO EXPLAIN THE PURPOSE OF THE SURVEY AND TO SEEK THEIR COOPERATION.

ASSISTANT CENSUS AND SURVEY OFFICERS, EACH CARRYING A DEPARTMENTAL IDENTITY CARD, WILL VISIT THESE HOUSEHOLDS TO COLLECT INFORMATION.

ALL INFORMATION WILL BE TREATED CONFIDENTIALLY AND WILL NOT BE REVEALED TO ANY PERSON OR ORGANISATION OUTSIDE THE DEPARTMENT.

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SYMPOSIUM ON BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES

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THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WILL BE ORGANISING A SYMPOSIUM ON EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF THESE SCHEMES AND THEIR EFFECTIVENESS IN ENHANCING STAFF PERFORMANCE.

THE ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM WILL BE RUN BY THE DEPARTMENT’S LABOUR RELATIONS PROMOTION UNIT AND IS DESIGNED FOR PERSONNEL MANAGERS AND TRADE UNION OFFICIALS.

EXPERIENCED PERSONNEL MANAGERS, LECTURERS AND PROMOTERS OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WILL BE INVITED TO SPEAK ON DIFFERENT TOPICS INCLUDING EXPERIENCE IN RUNNING THE PROVIDENT FUND SCHEME AND RETIREMENT BENEFIT SCHEME.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE SYMPOSIUM WOULD BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 22 AT THE SHERATON HOTEL, FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM AT $220 PER HEAD AND INCLUDES LUNCH AND TEA.

THOSE INTERESTED IN THE SYMPOSIUM MAY CONTACT THE LABOUR RELATIONS PROMOTION UNIT ON 5-8523511 FOR APPLICATION AND ENQUIRIES

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SUB-DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION FOR MUI WO

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A FOUR-STOREY SUB-DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION WILL BE BUILT IN MUI WO ON LANTAU ISLAND.

FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED INCLUDE OFFICES, A FOUR-BAY APPLIANCE ROOM, COMMUNICATION ROOM, EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT STORE, WORKSHOP, BARRACKS, CANTEEN AND EXERCISE ROOM.

A DRILL YARD AND A DRILL TOWER WILL ALSO BE CONSTRUCTED.

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, WORK ON WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START NEXT MONTH AND BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 1986.

MEANWHILE, TENDERS ARE ALSO BEING INVITED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION CF OPEN SPACES ALONG BOTH SIDES OF THE TOP PORTION OF THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO TSI NG Yl EAST SERVICE RESERVOIR.

THE AREAS WILL BE LANDSCAPED WITH THE PROVISIONS OF ARBOURS, SITTING BENCHES AND CONCRETE PLANTERS.

LIGHTING WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED ALONG THE ACCESS ROAD TO THE OPEN SPACES AND SERVICE RESERVOIR.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND BE COMPLETED BY JUNE NEXT YEAR.

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SWIMMING GALA FOR PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED * * * *

PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONS WILL ONCE AGAIN PROVE THEIR ABILITY IN WATER SPORTS IN THIS YEAR’S SWIMMING GALA FOR THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY (OCTOBER 6).

THE ANNUAL EVENT IS BEING JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE SPORTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED (SAP) AT THE MORRISON HILL SWIMMING POOL.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNCIL SAID TODAY THAT OVER THE YEARS, THE EVENT HAD ATTRACTED GROWING NUMBERS OF PARTICIPANTS.

+THIS IS AN ENCOURAGING SIGN OF DEVELOPMENT IN SWIMMING AMONG THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED.

+WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL REPRESENT HONG KONG AT THE 4TH FESPIC GAMES FOR THE DISABLED TO BE HELD IN INDONESIA FROM JUNE 8 TO JUNE 16 NEXT YEAR.+

IN LINE WITH THE FORMAT OF THE QUADRENNIAL FESPIC GAMES, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE CLASSIFIED INTO FOUR CATEGORIESi THE AMPUTEE, THE BLIND, THE CEREBRAL PALSY, AND THE PARAPLEGIC.

ENTRY FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SAP AND FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED AT 3-404584.

AUSTRALIAN VISITOR PRAISES HK CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

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CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN HONG KONG ARE CLEAN AND PRISONERS HAD GOOD DISCIPLINE, THE VISITING COMMISSIONER OF NEW SOUTH WALES CORRECTIVE SERVICES COMMISSION, MR FRANK HAYES, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE WIDE RANGE OF INDUSTRIES RUN IN THE PRISONS, HE SAID, PROVIDED USEFUL WORK FOR PRISONERS AND CONTRIBUTED GOODS AND SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY.

HE ADDED THAT GOOD TRAINING PROGRAMMES AND FACILITIES PROVIDED FOR THE STAFF STRENGTHENED THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES IN HONG KONG.

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MR HAYES, WHO HAS BEEN WORKING IN THE CORRECTIVE FIELD IN AUSTRALIA FOR 34 YEARS, WAS SPEAKING AFTER A THREE-DAY VISIT TO VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT. THESE WERE THE PIK UK CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, PIK UK PRISON, SHEK PIK PRISON, SHA TSUI DETENTION CENTRE, TAI TAM GAP CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, STANLEY PRISON AND THE STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE.

BEFORE ENDING HIS VISIT TODAY, HE MET THE COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR CHAN WA-SHEK, AND OTHER SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT.

MR HAYES LEAVES FOR AUSTRALIA TOMORROW.

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USD STAFF RESTORE CLEANLINESS TO PARKS ***** • 1 " —

A TOTAL OF 720 LARGE BAGS OF RUBBISH LEFT BEHIND BY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL MOON-GAZERS AT VICTORIA PARK WERE COLLECTED BY CLEANSING STAFF OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT DURING THE LONG WEEKEND. THIS COMPARED WITH THE NORMAL DAILY AVERAGE COLLECTION OF 100 BAGS.

THE DEPARTMENT YESTERDAY HAD TO DEPLOY 40 CLEANSING STAFF TO CLEAN UP THE PARK. THEY WORKED FROM 7 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

IN KOWLOON, CLEANSING STAFF CLEARED UP SOME 60 LARGE BAGS OF RUBBISH AT KO SHAN PARK, WHERE THOUSANDS OF OTHER PEOPLE TOOK PART IN MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS.

THE AVERAGE DAILY RUBBISH COLLECTION THERE IS ABOUT 20 BAGS.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN FANLING, SAI KUNG

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CONNECTION CF THE OPENING OF THE TIN SAM TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 4).

THE ARRANGEMENTS ARE:

* ROAD D6, ROAD L100 AND ROAD A100 WILL BE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC.

* ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE SECTION OF ROAD D6 BETWEEN WO HOP SHEK ROAD AND ROAD L100.

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* THE FOLLOWING ROADS WILL BE DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY:

- ROAD D6 BETWEEN WO HOP SHEK ROAD AND ROAD L1OO.

- WO HOP SHEK ROAD WESTBOUND FROM ABOUT 200 METRES WEST OF WO HOP SHEK MINI-ROUNDABOUT TO 330 METRES WEST OF THE MINI-ROUNDABOUT.

* THE FOLLOWING ROADS WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR RESTRICTED ZONE DAILY:

- WO HOP SHEK CONNECTION WESTBOUND FROM ABOUT 160 METRES WEST OF THE WO HOP SHEK MINI-ROUNDABOUT TO THE MINIROUNDABOUT.

- WO HOP SHEK CONNECTION EASTBOUND FROM ABOUT 130 METRES WEST OF THE WO HOP SHEK MINI-ROUNDABOUT TO THE MINIROUNDABOUT.

- TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SECTION WEST SERVICE ROAD FROM ABOUT 60 METRES EAST OF THE WO HOP SHEK MINI-ROUNDABOUT TO THE MINI-ROUNDABOUT.

- THE SLIP ROAD FROM TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SECTION TO WO HOP SHEK MINI-ROUNDABOUT.

- WO HOP SHEK ROAD FROM 40 METRES SOUTH OF WO HOP SHEK MINI-ROUNDABOUT TO THE MINI-ROUNDABOUT.

MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONES.

MEANWHILE, THE SECTION OF HIRAM’S HIGHWAY IN SAI KUNG FROM ABOUT 165 METRES SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH THE ACCESS ROAD TO PAK SHA WAN PIER TO A POINT ABOUT 190 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 4).

MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE.

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MULTITUDE OF SERVICES AVAILABLE IN TAI PO *****

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT DEPLOYS A STAFF OF 475 TO PROVIDE A MULTITUDE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES AND ANOTHER 121 FOR RECREATION AND SPORTS FACILITIES AND SERVICES IN THE TAI PO DISTRICT.

THIS WAS DISCLOSED TODAY THE TAI PO DISTRICT COMMITTEE

(TUESDAY) AT THE FIRST MEETING OF OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL.

THE DISTRICT HYGIENE SUPER INTENTDENT (TAI PO), MR CHAN CHAI-CHI, SAID THE RSD’S ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES WERE DIVIDED INTO THREE AREAS - PUBLIC CLEANSING, DISTRICT HYGIENE AND MANAGEMENT CF HAWKERS AND MARKETS.

+PUBLIC CLEANSING INVOLVES STREET SWEEPING, REFUSE COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT OF REFUSE COLLECTION AND A HOST OF OTHER RELATED WORK. IT INVOLVES A WORK FORCE OF 309 STAFF AND A FLEET OF SIX SPECIALISED VEHICLES. THEY COLLECT AN AVERAGE OF 79 TONNES OF REFUSE DAILY.

+D(STRICT HYGIENE WORK IS CARRIED OUT BY A TEAM OF FOUR hEALTH INSPECTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERIODICAL INSPECTION AND CONTROL OF 284 LICENSED FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT.

+MANAGEMENT OF HAWKERS AND MARKETS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY CF A GENERAL DUTIES TEAM OF 109 MEMBERS,+ MR CHAN SAID.

THE DISTRICT LEISURE MANAGER (TAI PO), MR MARCUS LEE, WHO HEADS THE LEISURE SERVICES SECTION, THEN BRIEFED THE COMMITTEE ON THE RANGE OF RECREATION SERVICES AND FACILITIES PROVIDED IN THE DISTRICT.

HE SAID THE SECTION WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OVERALL MANAGEMENT OF NEARLY SEVEN HECTARES OF PUBLIC PLEASURE GROUNDS, INCLUDING THE MAINTENANCE OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT, GROUND PREPARATION FOR ATHLETIC EVENTS, THE UPKEEP OF TOILETS AND CHANGING ROOMS, CARING FOR PLANTED AND TURFED AREAS AND IMPLEMENTING MINOR LANDSCAPING WORKS.

+ADDIT IONALLY, THERE ARE 4.5 HECTARES OF ROADSIDE AMENITY PLOTS IN TAI PO UNDER THE REGULAR MAINTENANCE OF THE SECTION, WHICH INCLUDES WATERING, FERTILISING, PRUNING AND UNDERGROWTH

CUTTING.

+THE UNIT ALSO LOOKS AFTER THE RSD, THE TUNG TSZ NURSERY WHICH HAS AND WILL EVENTUALLY PRODUCE 200 000

LARGEST PLANT NURSERY IN AN AREA OF 3.3 HECTARES PLANTS ANNUALLY,+ MR LEE SAID.

THE SECTION ALSO ORGANISED

SPORT PROJECTS BETWEEN APRIL SPORTS CATERING FOR PEOPLE

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AND AUGUST 1985 IN VARIOUS TYPES OF ------- ...

FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. IT ALSO GAVE ASSISTANCE AND ADVICE TO LOCAL SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS WHEN REQUIRED.

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THE MAIN CULTURAL FACILITIES IN TAI PO WERE THE NEWLY-INAUGURATED TAI PO CIVIC CENTRE AND THE TAI PO PUBLIC LIBRARY. MUCH OF THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA ALSO CENTRED AROUND

THEM.

THE CENTRE HAD AN AUDITORIUM SEATING 880 SPECTATORS AND A LARGE STAGE WITH SOPHISTICATED SOUND AND LIGHTING EQUIPMENT. IT IS SUITABLE FOR THE PRESENTATION OF A WIDE VARIETY OF ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMES AND PUBLIC FUNCTIONS.

THE LIBRARY, IN ADDITION TO A STOCK OF OVER 57 000 BOOKS, AND 2 000 AUDIO-VISUAL ITEMS, ALSO PROVIDED A RICH VARIETY OF EXTENSION ACTIVITIES.

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FIRST MEETING FOR ISLANDS * X *

THE

ISLANDS DISTRICT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AND MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AND LEISURE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN THE

DISTRICT.

THE MEETING. TO BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, WILL BE CONDUCTED IN CANTONESE AND SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.

IT WILL BE HELD AT THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBER, TSUFN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN. AT 2.30 PM.

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VISIT TO FARM * * *

ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR A PRESS VISIT TO THE TAI LUNo FARM OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT IN SHEUNG SHU I ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 4) AFTERNOON.

BEFORE THE TOUR, A BRIEFING WILL BE GIVEN BY SENIOR CROP DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, MISS VERA SO.

NOTE TO ED I TORSt

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE VISIT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES CARPARK FOR TRANSPORT WHICH WILL LEAVE FOR THE FARM AT 1 PM SHARP. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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CHAI WAN WATER CUT * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN CHAI WAN WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 4) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TESTS.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY CHAI JUNCTION OF A KUNG NGAM ROAD TO WAN TSUI ROAD, CHEUNG MAN ROAD, INCLUDING LEI YUE MUN BARRACK

WAN ROAD FROM THE LOK MAN ROAD AND AND SHAN TSUI COURT.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (TUESDAY) STOOD AT 79.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 467.667 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 502.276 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 85.7 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 19^5

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LEGCO TO MEET WEEKLY ........................................... 1

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AUGUST MONETARI .STATISTICS RELEASED ........................... 3

CENTRAL BANK FUNCTIONS ALREADY COVERED - BLYE .................. 6

SHIPBUILDING, SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY GROWTH EXPECTED ............. 8

ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY PRAISED FOR CONTRIBUTION .................. 9

STOCKBROKER NAMED TO SECURITIES COMMISSION ..................... 10

FRENCH LEARN OF HK'S PHENOMENAL DEVELOPMENT .................... 10

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NEW INVESTMENT IN INDUSTRY SEEN L............................... 11

HK GAINS FROM EXPO PARTICIPATION ---URBCO CHAIRMAN ............. 12

TWO COMPANIES GET TAI PO ESTATE SITES .......................... 14

REGISTRATION REVOKED ........................................... 1^

ACAN CHIEF SEES VOLUNTARY hGENCIES AT WORK ..................... 15

VAST AREA CLEARED FOR CHINA ROAD LINK PROJECT .................. 16

COMMITTEE HEARS ABOUT RSD ISLANDS WORK ......................... 17

BOARD TO DISCUSS PORNOGRAPHY ................................... 17

SAI KUNG DB TO DISCUSS GREEN PAPER .. .......................... 18

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YUEN LONG DB TO DISCUSS SCHOOL. PLACES ......................... 19

FANLING DEVELOPMENT GOES A STEP FURTHER ........................ 20

INTELPOST EXTENDED TO SPAIN .................................... 20

FIRST DIPLOMA COURSE IN HORTICULTURE BEGINS .................... 21

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN SHEUNG WAN .................................. 22

TAXIS PERMITTED AT MOUNT PARKER ROAD ........................... 22 -

WAN CHAI, CAUSEWAY BAY TRAFFIC CHANGES ......................... 22

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

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LEGCO TO MEET WEEKLY *****

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT WITH EFFECT FROM THE COMING 1985-86 SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL WILL NORMALLY MEET WEEKLY RATHER THAN FORTNIGHTLY AS IN THE PAST.

THIS ARRANGEMENT WILL ALLOW MORE TIME FOR THE VOLUME OF BUSINESS WHICH IS ANTICIPATED WITH THE INCREASE OF THE COUNCIL’S f€MBERSHIP FROM 45 TO 56, AND THE INTRODUCTION OF AN ELECTED ELEMENT.

ANOTHER FACTOR IS THAT IT WILL ALLOW THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW LEGISLATION TO BE SPREAD MORE EVENLY OVER THE LEGISLATIVE YEAR: IN THE PAST THIS TENDED TO BE CONCENTRATED INTO THE SUMMER MONTHS BETWEEN THE COMPLETION OF THE BUDGET DEBATE IN LATE APRIL AND THE RECESS IN AUGUST.

IN THE NEW SESSION IT IS PLANNED TO HOLD 33 SITTINGS, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF TWO-DAY SITTINGS FOR THE DEBATE ON THE MOTION OF THANKS AND FOR THE BUDGET DEBATE AND AN EXTRA SITTING MAY BE HELD AT THE END OF THE SESSION TO CLEAR OUTSTANDING BUSINESS. THIS CONTRASTS WITH THE 22 SITTINGS PLANNED IN PREVIOUS YEARS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN THE FREQUENCY OF FINANCE COMMITTEE AND PUBLIC WORKS SUB-COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL CONTINUE TO MEET FORTNIGHTLY AND THE PUBLIC WORKS SUB-COMMITTEE MONTHLY.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS:

DATES OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SITTINGS FOR THE 1985-86 SESSION

(WEEKLY MEETINGS)

WEDNESDAY 3OTH OCTOBER 1985

WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 1985

WEDNESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 1985

THURSDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 1985

WEDNESDAY 2OTH NOVEMBER 1985

WEDNESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 1985

OPENING OF THE 1985-86 SESSION (GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS)

REGULAR MEETING

DEBATE ON MOTION OF THANKS (UNOFFICIALS SPEAK)

f 9

REGULAR MEETING

/WBTNESDAY 4TH........

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WEDNESDAY 4TH DECEMBER 1985 DEBATE ON MOTION OF THANKS

THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER 1985 (OFFICIALS SPEAK)

(IF NECESSARY)

WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER 1985 REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY 18TH DECEMBER 1985 ’’

(THREE WEEKS’ GAP TO CLEAR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS)

WEDNESDAY 8TH JANUARY 1986

WEDNESDAY 15TH JANUARY 1986

WEDNESDAY 22ND JANUARY 1986

WEDNESDAY 29TH JANUARY 1986

WEDNESDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 1986 (THREE WEEKS’ GAP TO CLEAR LUNAR WEDNESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 1986

WEDNESDAY 5TH MARCH 1986

WEDNESDAY 12TH MARCH 1986

WEDNESDAY 19TH MARCH 1986

WEDNESDAY 26TH MARCH 1986 THURSDAY 27TH MARCH 1986 (TWO WEEKS’ GAP TO CLEAR EASTER

WEDNESDAY 9TH APRIL 1986

WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL 1986

WEDNESDAY 23RD APRIL 1986 THURSDAY 24TH APRIL 1986 (IF NECESSARY)

WEDNESDAY 3OTH APRIL 1986

WEDNESDAY 7TH MAY 1986

REGULAR MEETING

9 9

9 9

9 9

9 9

NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS)

1ST BUDGET SITTING

(FINANCIAL SECRETARY PRESENTS BUDGET)

REGULAR MEETING

9 9

9 9

2ND BUDGET SITTING

(UNOFFICIALS SPEAK)

HOLIDAYS)

REGULAR MEETING

9 9

3RD BUDGET SITTING

(OFFICIALS SPEAK)

REGULAR MEETING

4TH BUDGET SITTING

(COMMITTEE STAGE AND 3RD READING OF APPROPRIATION BILL)

/'WEDNESDAY 14TH.........

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

WEDNESDAY 14TH MAY 1986 REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY 21ST MAY 1986

WEDNESDAY 28TH MAY 1986 > >

WEDNESDAY 4TH JUNE 1986

(THREE WEEKS’ GAP TO CLEAR BIRTHDAY) DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL AND QUEEN'S

WEDNESDAY 25TH JUNE 1986 REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY 2ND JULY 1986 9 9

WEDNESDAY 9TH JULY 1986 9 9

WEDNESDAY 16TH JULY 1986 9 9

WEDNESDAY 23RD JULY 1986 9 9

WEDNESDAY 30TH JULY 1986 9 9

WEDNESDAY 6TH AUGUST 1986 ( IF NECESSARY) 9 9

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AUGUST MONETARY STATISTICS RELEASED * * * *

BOTH HONG KONG DOLLAR AND FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS SHOWED SLOWER GROWTH IN AUGUST, ACCORDING TO MONETARY STATISTICS PUBLISHED TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE INCREASE IN FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS CONTINUED TO BE MORE RAPID THAN HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS. FOREIGN CURRENCY SWAP DEPOSITS FELL DURING THE MONTH.

MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS INCREASED FURTHER, WITH HONG KONG DOLLAR COMPONENTS SHOWING SLOWER GROWTH.

LOAN DEMAND PICKED UP MARGINALLY IN AUGUST. LOANS TO FINANCE VISIBLE TRADE OF HONG KONG FELL FURTHER, BUT OTHER LOANS FOR USE

IN HONG KONG CONTINUED TO INCREASE.

A TABLE SETTING OUT SUMMARY FIGURES FOR AUGUST 1985 AND COMPARISONS WITH EARLIER MONTHS WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE LATER.

/DEPOSITS .......

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DEPOSITS

HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW 0.1 PER CENT IN

AUGUST FOLLOWING AN INCREASE OF 3.4 PER CENT IN JULY. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO AUGUST HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW BY 1.3 PER CENT, AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS THE GROWTH RATE WAS 19.9 PER CENT.

FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS ROSE BY 3.2 PER CENT IN AUGUST, AFTER HAVING INCREASED BY 4.3 PER CENT IN JULY. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO AUGUST FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GREW BY 10.3 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS THE GROWTH RATE WAS 27.7 PER CENT.

FOREIGN CURRENCY SWAP DEPOSITS CONTINUED TO FALL, BY 4.9 PER CENT, IN AUGUST FOLLOWING A DECLINE OF 2.5 PER CENT IN JULY. ADJUSTED FOR CHANGES IN THESE DEPOSITS, HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS FELL BY 0.4 PER CENT IN AUGUST BUT GREW BY 0.3 PER CENT IN THE THREE MONTHS TO AUGUST.

FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS, ON THE OTHER HAND, GREW AT HIGHER RATES OF 4.3 PER CENT IN AUGUST AND 13.0 PER CENT IN THE THREE MONTHS TO AUGUST.

TOTAL DEPOSITS WITH BANKS SHOWED A SLIGHTLY SLOWER GROWTH OF 1.8 PER CENT IN AUGUST, FOLLOWING AN INCREASE OF 1.9 PER CENT IN JULY. TOTAL DEPOSITS WITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ALSO SHOWED SLOWER GROWTH OF 1.2 PER CENT IN AUGUST, FOLLOWING AN INCREASE OF 4.2 PER CENT IN JULY.

IN THE THREE MONTHS TO AUGUST, THE GROWTH OF TOTAL DEPOSITS WITH BANKS, AT 5.0 PER CENT, WAS LOWER THAN THAT WITH DEPOSITTAKING COMPANIES, AT 8.7 PER CENT.

BUT OVER THE 12 MONTHS TO AUGUST, THE GROWTH OF DEPOSITS WITH BANKS, AT 28.0 PER CENT, WAS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THAT WITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES, AT 8.4 PER CENT.

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS GREW FURTHER. HK$M1 (THE NARROWEST DEFINITION) ROSE BY 2.2 PER CENT, HKSM2 ROSE BY 0.8 PER CENT AND HK$M3 BY 0.6 PER CENT IN AUGUST. THE CORRESPONDING INCREASES IN JULY WERE 2.0 PER CENT, 0.6 PER CENT AND 0.7 PER CENT.

IN THE THREE MONTHS TO AUGUST, HKSM1 GREW BY 9.4 PER CENT, HKSM2 BY 2.4 PER CENT AND HK$M3 BY 2.2 PER CENT. OVER THE 12 MONTHS TO AUGUST, THE CORRESPONDING INCREASES WERE 40.2 PER CENT, 26.7 PER CENT AND 20.9 PER CENT.

AFTER ADJUSTING FOR SWAP DEPOSITS, HK$M2 GREW BY 0.1 PER CENT WHILE HK$M3 RECORDED ZERO GROWTH. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO AUGUST, THEY GREW AT THE SAME RATE OF 1.2 PER CENT.

/total_money........

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TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY

TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS CONTINUED TO RISE IN AUGUST. TOTAL Ml INCREASED BY 2.8 PER CENT, TOTAL M2 BY 1.9 PER CENT AND TOTAL M3 BY 1.8 PER CENT. THE CORRESPONDING GROWTH RATES IN JULY WERE 1.4 PER CENT, 1.9 PER CENT AND 2.3 PER CENT.

IN THE THREE MONTHS TO AUGUST, TOTAL Ml GREW BY 9.4 PER CENT, TOTAL M2 BY 5.2 PER CENT AND TOTAL M3 BY 5.9 PER CENT. OVER THE 12 MONTHS TO AUGUST, THE CORRESPONDING GROWTH RATES WERE 38.6 PER CENT, 27.8 PER CENT AND 24.0 PER CENT.

LOANS AND ADVANCES

LOANS AND ADVANCES EXTENDED BY BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES RECORDED A MARGINAL INCREASE OF 0.1 PER CENT, MAKING UP THE DECLINE OF 0.1 PER CENT IN JULY. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO AUGUST THESE GREW BY 0.4 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS BY 5.4 PER CENT.

WITHIN THE TOTAL, LOANS TO FINANCE VISIBLE TRADE OF HONG KONG DECLINED FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH, BY 0.7 PER CENT IN AUGUST, FOLLOWING A FALL OF 1.8 PER CENT IN JULY. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO AUGUST, THESE LOANS FELL BY 4.4 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS BY 6.9 PER CENT.

OTHER LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG, HOWEVER, CONTINUED TO GROW BY 0.1 PER CENT, FOLLOWING A 0.7 PER CENT INCREASE IN JULY. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO AUGUST, THEY ROSE BY 1.6 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS BY 7.4 PER CENT.

LIQUIDITY RATIOS

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S.18 OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE) FOR ALL BANKS FELL MARGINALLY TO 49.1 PER CENT IN AUGUST FROM 49.5 PER CENT IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH. THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S.24A OF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE) FOR ALL DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ALSO FELL (DO 40.5 PER CENT FROM 41.8 PER CENT A MONTH EARLIER.

NUMBER OF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE NUMBERS OF REPORTING LICENSED BANKS AND LICENSED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES WERE UNCHANGED AT 141 AND 34 RESPECTIVELY. THE NUMBER OF REPORTING REGISTERED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES FELL BY 2 TO 284.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

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CENTRAL BANK FUNCTIONS ALREADY COVERED - BLYE M K X K

THE SECRETARY FOR MONETARY AFFAIRS, MR DOUGLAS BLYE TODAY EXPLAINED WHY HE DID NOT FAVOUR SETTING UP A CENTRAL BANK, IN A SPEECH ON HONG KONG’S MONETARY SYSTEM HE GAVE TO THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION.

+MANY OF THE PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS OF A CENTRAL BANK ARE CLEARLY ADEQUATELY COVERED ALREADY BY ONE PART OF THE HONG KONG SYSTEM OR ANOTHER; AND TO CREATE A CENTRAL BANK OR OTHER NEW AUTHORITY OF SOME KIND WOULD NOT ONLY PROVOKE A GREAT DEAL OF DISRUPTION BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY COULD HINDER HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,* HE SAID.

MR BLYE POINTED OUT THAT AN ECONOMY LIKE HONG KONG’S REQUIRED US TO BE VERY QUICK ON OUR FEET AND NOT TO GIVE EXCESSIVE WEIGHT TO MONETARY ISSUES. WITH OUR COMPLETE LACK OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND DEPENDENCE ON TRADE, +POLICIES IN THE ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND MONETARY AREAS NEED TO BE CO-ORDINATED CENTRALLY TO A DEGREE WHICH IS POSSIBLY NOT NECESSARY IN OTHER PLACES.

I BELIEVE THAT THIS CO-ORDINATION WOULD BE HINDERED WERE A CENTRAL BANK TO BE SET UP,+ HE SAID.

HE REFERRED TO A RECENT ARTICLE IN THE LLOYDS BANK REVIEW WHICH SUGGESTED THAT THE VARIOUS FUNCTIONS OF A CENTRAL BANK COULD PROBABLY BE PERFORMED BY A VARIETY OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS. +THIS.+ MR BLYE NOTED, +IS THE HONG KONG PATTERN.*

HE ADDED THAT THE NOTE ISSUING BANKS IN HONG KONG WERE THE PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS THAT PLAYED SOME OF THE CENTRAL BANK FUNCTIONS. SOME OTHER FUNCTIONS WERE ALSO BEING SATISFACTORILY PERFORMED WITHIN HONG KONG’S EXISTING MONETARY SYSTEM, THROUGH THE EXCHANGE FUND AND THROUGH THE WORK OF THE MONETARY AFFAIRS BRANCH AND THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING AND THE COMMISSIONER CF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES.

ON THE FUNCTIONS OF THE EXCHANGE FUND, MR BLYE SAID IT PLAYED A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE MONETARY SYSTEM, GENERALLY AS A VEHICLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF MONETARY POLICY.

MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE EXCHANGE FUND, AS DEFINED IN THE EXCHANGE FUND ORDINANCE, IS +USED FOR SUCH PURPOSES AS THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY THINKS FIT AFFECTING, EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE CURRENCY OF HONG KONG AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES INCIDENTAL THERETO.* IT IS ALSO GOVERNMENT’S INVESTMENT MANAGER, MANAGING THE BULK OF GOVERNMENT’S FINANCIAL ASSETS, MR BLYE SAID.

/+ITS LIABILITIES........

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

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+ITS LIABILITIES COMPRISE CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS ISSUED TO THE NOTE-ISSUING BANKS, COINS IN CIRCULATION, AND DEBT CERTIFICATES ISSUED TO THE TREASURY. ITS ASSETS ARE DEPOSITS WITH FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND SECURITIES, HELD IN VARIOUS CURRENCIES: US DOLLARS, CANADIAN DOLLARS, DEUTSCHEMARKS, SWISS FRANCS, GUILDERS, YEN, STERLING AND, OF COURSE, HONG KONG DOLLARS. THE SECURITIES ARE MOSTLY IN A FORM WHICH CAN BE RELATIVELY EASILY

CONVERTED INTO CASH,+ HE SAID.

HONG KONG’S RESERVES AND ALL OF EXCHANGE FUND’S ASSETS BELONG TO HONG KONG AND ARE EMPLOYED FOR THE BENEFIT OF HONG KONG, HE ADDED.

HE EXPLAINED THAT THERE WERE THREE VERY GOOD REASONS FOR HOLDING THE BULK OF THE FUND IN FOREIGN CURRENCY ASSETS: SUITABLE HONG KONG DOLLAR ASSETS WERE NOT AVAILABLE ON THE SCALE REQUIRED! THE FUND MUST HAVE FOREIGN CURRENCIES TO INTERVENE IN THE MARKET TO COUNTER EXCHANGE RATE PRESSURE IF REQUIRED- AND THE EFFECT OF INCREASED INTERNATIONAL CONFIDENCE IN HONG KONG BECAUSE OF THE FUND’S SUBSTANTIAL FOREIGN EXCHANGE HOLDINGS.

COMMENTING ON THE NEED FOR A MECHANISM TO CONTROL MONEY SUPPLY IN HONG KONG, WHICH APPEARS TO BE ABSENT IN OUR SYSTEM, NR BLYE SAID ADVOCATES OF SUCH A MECHANISM FOR HONG KONG OFTEN OVERLOOKED THE FACT THAT HONG KONG HAD LITTLE GOVERNMENT DEBT, AND DID NOT PAY SUFFICIENT REGARD TO THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OUR ECONOMY AND THOSE OF COUNTRIES WITH SUCH MECHANISMS.

+HONG KONG HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL PARTLY BECAUSE ITS ECONOMY IS AND HAS TO BE FLEXIBLE. THE BIG QUESTION IS WHETHER THIS FLEXIBILITY COULD EXIST SIDE BY SIDE WITH THIS TYPE OF MONETARY CONTROL WHICH MUST FROM TIME TO TIME INHIBIT THE GROWTH OF NEW ENTERPRISES: THE LIFE BLOOD OF HONG KONG.+ HE SAID.

ON THE NOTE ISSUE MECHANISM IN HONG KONG, MR BLYE SAID THAT THE PRESENT LINKED EXCHANGE RATE SCHEME WAS NOT A RECENT INVENTION AND WAS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME AS THE STERLING LINKED SCHEME WHICH RULED FROM 1935 TO 1972 AND EVEN BEFORE 1935 WHEN THE NOTE ISSUE WAS BACKED BY SILVER.

THERE WERE HOWEVER TWO MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE PRESENT US DOLLAR LINKED SCHEME AND THE STERLING LINKED SCHEME: UNDER THE PRESENT SCHEME CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS ARE BOUGHT AND SOLD AT THE SAME RATE OF HK&7.8O TO US$1 WHEREAS UNDER THE STERLING SCHEME A MARGIN OF ONE EIGHTH OF A PENNY PER DOLLAR WAS CHARGED WHEN CERTIFICATES WERE REDEEMED! FURTHERMORE, UNDER THE STERLING LINKED SCHEME, THE STERLING HAD TO BE PROVIDED BY THE NOTE ISSUING BANKS WHILE OTHER BANKS COULD ACQUIRE NOTES WITH HK DOLLAR BALANCES.

/MH BLYE .......

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

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MR BLYE POINTED OUT THAT HONG KONG’S NOTE ISSUE MECHAN SM WORKED WELL AND THAT CONCERN ABOUT APPARENT LACK OF CONSTRAIN. ON HOW MUCH CASH THE NOTE-ISSUING BANKS CAN ISSUE WAS NOT WELL-FOUNDED. IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED THAT THIS LACK OF CONSTRAINT MAY HAVE BEEN PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RAPID EXPANSION OF THE MONEY SUPPLY AND CREDIT, PARTICULARLY IN THE EARLY EIGHTIto, WITH CONSEQUENT RAPID INFLATION AND DEPRECIATION OF THE HK DOLLAR.

+FIRST.+ MR BLYE SAID, +THERE IS A CONSTRAINT ON NOTE ISSUE BECAUSE CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS ARE NON-INTERES. KAR I NG. IT IS, THEREFORE, TO THE ADVANTAGE OF NOTE-ISSUING BANKS TO MINIMIZE THE VOLUME OF NOTES IN CIRCULATION.

♦SECOND, AND MORE IMPORTANT,+ HE ADDED, +l KNOW OF NO MODERN ECONOMY, NOT EVEN AMONG THOSE MOST ARDENTLY COMMITTED TO MONETARY TARGETS, WHERE THE AUTHORITIES SEEK TO CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF CASH IN CIRCULATION.+

+CASH IS SIMPLY A SMALL COMPONENT, THE SMALL CHANGE, OF THE MONEY SUPPLY, PARTICULARLY NOW WITH THE GREATER USE OF CHEQUES, CREDIT CARDS AND ELECTRONIC BANKING,* HE SAID.

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SHIPBUILDING, SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY GROWTH EXPECTED X * * X

THE DEMAND FOR SKILLED MANPOWER IN THE SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY WILL GREATLY INCREASE IF DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA OIL INDUSTRY RESULTED IN BUSINESS FOR LOCAL SHIPYARDS, ACCORDING TO THE FINDINGS OF A 1984 MANPOWER SURVEY.

THE REPORT, BY THE SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL, REVEALED THAT THE LOCAL SHIPPING INDUSTRY WAS HIT HARD BY THE WORLDWIDE RECESSION IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, AND THE LABOUR FORCE OF THE INDUSTRY HAD DROPPED BY 27.2 PER CENT FROM 10 739 IN 1982 TO 7 815 IN 1984.

HOWEVER, THE NUMBER OF TECHNOLOGISTS GREW AT 5 PER CENT PER YEAR, AND THE BOARD BELIEVED THAT IT WOULD CONTINUE TO GROW SLOWLY AS THE INDUSTRY IN GENERAL MOVED INTO MORE TECHNOLOGY INTENSIVE ACTIVITIES.

EVEN THOUGH THE PRESENT LOW DEMAND FOR THE INDUSTRY’S SERVICES WOULD CONTINUE FOR A FEW YEARS, THE REPORT NOTED THAT EMPLOYERS FORECAST NO FURTHER GREAT REDUCTION IN NUMBER OF POSTS.

/♦HOWEVER, MANPOWER ........

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+HOWEVER, MANPOWER TRAINING THE INDUSTRY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UP-TURN IN BUSINESS,* THE REPORT

MUST NOT BE NEGLECTED OTHERWISE TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF ANY SAID.

DETAILED STATISTICAL ANALYSIS ON THE MANPOWER STRUCTURE OF THE INDUSTRY, THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES IN EACH PRINCIPAL JOB, AND A FORECAST OF THE TRAINING NEEDS ARE ALL CONTAINED IN THE REPORT WHICH IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT 312 PER COPY.

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ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY PRAISED FOR CONTRIBUTION *****

THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO TODAY (WEDNESDAY) PAID TRIBUTE TO THE LOCAL ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY FOR ITS CONTINUING CONTRIBUTION TO HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC SUCCESS STORIES.

+HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURERS HAVE ALWAYS SHOWN GREAT FLEXIBILITY AND RESOURCEFULNESS, ATTRIBUTES WHICH THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY IN PARTICULAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE FIRST TO DRAW UPON IN ORDER TO SUSTAIN GROWTH AND TO EXPAND ITS MARKETS,* HE SAID.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING OF THE HONG KONG ELECTRONICS FAIR 1985, MR TSAO NOTED THAT THE INDUSTRY HAD DEVELOPED ENORMOUSLY SINCE HE OPENED THE SAME FAIR THREE YEARS AGO.

+AT THIS YEAR’S FAIR IT IS NOTICEABLE HOW THE INDUSTRY HAS CONTINUED TO MOVE UP MARKET WITH ITS EXISTING PRODUCTS, AND TO DIVERSIFY INTO NEW AND MORE SOPHISTICATED PRODUCTS TOO.

+APART FROM THE TRADITIONAL ELECTRONIC GOODS FOR WHICH HONG KONG IS WELL KNOWN, WE CAN I HOPE ANTICIPATE FURTHER SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN SUCH THINGS AS COMPUTERS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER TECHNOLOGY-INTENSE AREAS,* MR TSAO SAID.

ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS HAD BEEN VERY TESTING FOR THE LOCAL ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, MR TSAO SAID HE WAS CONFIDENT THAT JUST AS HONG KONG’S POLITICAL SELF-CONFIDENCE HAD FLOURISHED AGAIN SINCE THE SIGNING OF THE SI NO-BRITISH AGREEMENT, SUCH RENEWED OPTIMISM WOULD BE MORE THAN MATCHED BY AN EVEN GREATER BUOYANCY AND GROWTH IN HONG KONG’S LEADING INDUSTRIES.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

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STOCKBROKER NAMED TO SECURITIES COMMISSION * * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SECURITIES COMMISSION, MR ARCHIBALD ZIMMERN QC TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT THE GOVERNOR HAD APPOINTED A PROFESSIONAL STOCKBROKER AS A MEMBER OF THE SECURITIES COMMISSION WITH EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 1.

HE IS MR LINCOLN SOO HUNG-LEUNG, 40. HIS APPOINTMENT IS EXPECTED TO BE GAZETTED ON FRIDAY AND IS FOR TWO YEARS.

MR SOO HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE HONG KONG STOCK EXCHANGE SINCE 1970, AND HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OF THAT EXCHANGE SINCE 1979. HIS LATE FATHER, SOO PEI-SHAO, WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE HONG KONG STOCK EXCHANGE FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS, FROM 1922 TO 1982.

MR LINCOLN SOO QUALIFIED WITH THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FROM PURDUE UNIVERSITY, AND HAS A MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE FROM NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. WHILST IN THE UNITED STATES, HE ALSO QUALIFIED AS A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT AND A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL ANALYST.

BETWEEN 1979 AND 1985, HE WAS A COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE HONG KONG STOCKBROKERS ASSOCIATION.

HE IS MARRIED WITH TWO CHILDREN.

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FRENCH LEARN OF HK’S PHENOMENAL DEVELOPMENT

* * *

LEADING INDUSTRIALISTS IN FRANCE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) HEARD ABOUT HONG KONG’S PHENOMENAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FROM THE MAN IN CHARGE OF MOST OF IT.

THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR NICKY CHAN, WAS SPEAKING ON +MAJOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN HONG KONG+ TO THE FEDERATION OF FRENCH INDUSTRIES (CNPF) IN PARIS THIS MORNING.

HE SAID THAT THOUGH HONG KONG HAD BEEN THROUGH A DIFFICULT PERIOD A RETURN OF CONFIDENCE AND OPTIMISM WAS ALREADY REFLECTED IN AN UPSWING IN THE PROPERTY MARKET AND RENEWED INTEREST IN PRIVATE INVESTMENT.

/+THE GOVEBNMiNT'S........

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

+THE GOVERNMENT’S PLANNING LOOKS BEYOND 1997 AND WELL INTO THE NEXT CENTURY. THE NEED FOR MAJOR CAPITAL INVESTMENT FROM BOTH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR WILL CONTINUE AND THIS OPENS UP ENORMOUS OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL AND OVERSEAS ENTERPRENEURS TO PARTICIPATE,+ HE SAID.

OUTLINING THE TERRITORY’S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OVER RECENT YEARS MR CHAN TOLD FRENCH INDUSTRIALISTS 1 +OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS ALONE THE GOVERNMENT HAS SPENT MORE THAN HK$58 BILLION ON ITS CAPITAL ACCOUNT AND A FURTHER $8.5 BILLION HAS BEEN ALLOCATED FOR THIS YEAR.

+THE TOTAL VALUE OF PROJECTS IN THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME ALONE IS SOME $50 BILLION WITH OUTSTANDING COMMITMENTS OF SOME $20 BILLION ON WORKS NOW IN PROGRESS.+

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NEW INVESTMENT IN INDUSTRY SEEN * * * *

STATISTICS RECENTLY RELEASED BY THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION PROVIDE FURTHER EVIDENCE OF SATISFACTORY LEVELS OF NEW INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY OVER THE LAST SIX MONTHS.

SINCE APRIL 1 THERE HAS BEEN +A HEALTHY INCREASE* IN THE AMOUNT CF LAND GRANTED BY THE CORPORATION TO INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CORPORATION SAID.

NEw GRANTS TOTALLING 8.25 HECTARES HAVE BEEN MADE OF WHICH 6.25 HECTARES ARE AT TAI PO ESTATE AND 2 HECTARES AT THE YUEN LONG ESTATE.

OF THE 54.5 HECTARES OF INDUSTRIAL LAND AVAILABLE AT THE TAI PO ESTATE, 45.25 HECTARES (83 PER CENT) HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD, LEAVING ONLY 8.25 HECTARES CURRENTLY DISPOSABLE. NO ADDITIONAL LAND WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL EARLY 1987 WHEN 13.25 HECTARES NOW BEING RECLAIMED FROM TOLO HARBOUR WILL COME ON STREAM.

AT THE YUEN LONG ESTATE, ONLY 3.07 HECTARES OF THE TOTAL INDUSTRIAL LAND AREA OF 67.27 HECTARES HAS ACTUALLY BEEN GRANTED, OF WHICH 2.71 HECTARES (88 PER CENT) WAS LEASED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS. HOWEVER, ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS AMOUNTING TO 6.7 HECTARES ARE CURRENTLY BEING PROCESSED.

IN RESPONSE TO THE STRONG DEMAND FOR THE SMALL AMOUNT OF LAND AVAILABLE AT TAI PO, THE BOARD OF THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION HAS INCREASED THE PREMIUM FOR LAND AT THAT ESTATE FROM $800 TO $900 PER SQUARE METRE BUT HAS LEFT THAT FOR LAND AT THE YUEN LONG ESTATE UNCHANGED AT $800 PER SQ. METRE.

/THE BOARD ......

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

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THE BOARD OF THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION HAS ALSO MADE CHANGES TO THE TERMS UNDER WHICH LAND PREMIUM MAY BE PAID BY INSTALMENTS.

FROM SEPTEMBER 15, 1985, 10 PER CENT OF THE FULL LAND PREMIUM WILL BE PAYABLE ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE FINAL OFFER, A FURTHER 15 PER CENT ON THE EXECUTION OF THE AGREEMENT FOR LEASE AND THE REMAINING 75 PER CENT PAYABLE BY QUARTERLY INSTALMENTS OVER 10 YEARS COMMENCING THREE MONTHS AFTER SIGNATURE OF THE AGREEMENT FOR LEASE WITH INTEREST AT ONE PER CENT OVER PRIME RATE.

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HK GAINS FROM EXPO PARTICIPATION -- URBCO CHAIRMAN * * *

HONG KONG STANDS TO GA IN IN STATURE AND EXPOSURE AS AN INTERNATIONAL CITY BY ITS DECISION TO TAKE PART IN EXPO ’86 IN VANCOUVER NEXT YEAR, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, PR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, SAID IN VANCOUVER TODAY.

MR CHEONG-LEEN, NOW HEADING A FIVE-MEMBER URBAN COUNCIL DELEGATION GN A TWO-WEEK WORKING VISIT TO CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES, SAID THAT THIS WOULD BE THE SECOND TIME THAT HONG KONG HAD TAKEN PART IN SUCH AN INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, THE LAST TIME BEING SOME 15 YEARS AGO AT EXPO ’70 IN OSAKA.

HE SAID: +THE THEME OF EXPO ’86, 'WORLD IN MOTION — WORLD IN TOUCH’, IS PARTICULARLY APT FOR HONG KONG BECAUSE WE WOULD NOT HAVE BECOME THE INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND FINANCIAL CENTRE THAT WE ARE TODAY HAD OUR PEOPLE STOOD STILL AND KEPT ALOOF FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD.

+HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION IN EXPO ’86 WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW THE WORLD HOW HONG KONG, FROM A POPULATION OF HALF-A-MILL ION PEOPLE JUST AFTER WORLD II, HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO AN INTERNATIONAL CITY OF 5.5 MILLION PEOPLE AND HOW THEIR VITALITY, DRIVE AND CREATIVITY WILL CARRY HONG KONG FORWARD WELL INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.+

TURNING TO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CANADA AND HONG KONG, MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THAT THE TWO TERRITORIES HAD FOR MANY YEARS ENJOYED A CLOSE AND MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIP.

+VANCOUVER HAS A PARTICULARLY THRIVING RELATIONSHIP WITH HONG KONG THROUGH CONTACTS SUCH AS TRADE, CULTURE, EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND OF COURSE IMMIGRATION,* HE SAID.

/+A GROWING........

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

+A GROWING NUMBER OF CANADIAN EXPORTERS HAVE BECOME AWARE OF THE IMMENSE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN HONG KONG.

+THERE ARE MORE THAN 50 REGIONAL AND BRANCH OFFICES MAINTAINED BY CANADIAN FIRMS IN HONG KONG. IN ADDITION, OVER 300 CANADIAN COMPANIES HAVE DISTRIBUTORS, AGENTS OR SOME OTHER FORM OF REPRESENTATION IN OUR TERRITORY.+

MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THAT LAST YEAR TWO-WAY TRADE BETWEEN CANADA AND HONG KONG INCREASED BY ABOUT 19 PER CENT OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR TO 36 760 MILLION WITH HONG KONG HAVING A TRADE SURPLUS OF $4 152 MILLION. THIS PLACED CANADA AS HONG KONG’S 10TH LARGEST TRADING PARTNER IN THE WORLD.

+S0 IT IS NO EXAGGERATION TO SAY THAT CANADA AND HONG KONG ENJOY A CLOSE TRADING AND ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP. BUT wE WOULD LIKE CANADIANS TO SELL MORE TO HONG KONG AND TO INVEST MORE IN HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

+HONG KONG HAS BECOME AN ATTRACTIVE AND CONVENIENT GATEWAY FOR CANADIAN FIRMS DOING BUSINESS OR INTENDING TO DO BUSINESS WITH CHINA.+

MR CHEONG-LEEN EXPLAINED THAT THIS WAS BECAUSE HONG KONG WAS SITUATED CLOSE TO CHINA AND BLESSED WITH ITS SOPHISTICATED COMMERCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE, A FINE NATURAL HARBOUR, AND AN EXCELLENT NETWORK OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATION LINKS WITH CHINA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.

IN CONCLUSION, HE SAID HE WAS CONFIDENT THAT CANADIANS AND HONGKONGIANS WOULD HAVE MANY OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FUTURE TO WORK TOGETHER FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT.

+THIS FIRST VISIT OF THE HONG KONG URBAN COUNCIL DELEGATION TO VANCOUVER IS A REAFFIRMATION OF OUR ALREADY CLOSE AND FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIP,* HE ADDED.

DURING THE URBAN COUNCIL GROUP’S FOUR-DAY VISIT TO VANCOUVER, THEY ARE TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE HONG KONG, TO LOOK AT MUNICIPAL FACILITIES THERE — INCLUDING THE EXPO ’86 SITE — AND TO RENEW CULTURAL AND OTHER LINKS WITH THE CANADIAN PEOPLE, AS WELL AS WITH FORMER HONG KONG RESIDENTS WHO HAVE EMIGRATED TO CANADA.

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GROUP COMPRISE URBAN COUNCILLORS MESSRS AUGUSTINE CHUNG, JOSEPH CHAN AND TONG KAM-BIU, AS 'WELL AS THE SECRETARY OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, FR ROY SPENCER.

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TWO COMPANIES GET TAI PO ESTATE SITES * * * *

TWO COMPANIES HAVE BEEN GRANTED SITES FOR INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT AT THE TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE CORPORATION SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

TO COPE WITH DEMAND FROM LOCAL AND EXPORT MARKETS, COATES BROTHERS (HK) LTD HAS LEASED A SITE OF 2 200 SQUARE METRES AT THE ESTATE.

THE PURPOSE-BUILT FACTORY WILL MANUFACTURE, OTHER THAN TRADITIONAL INKS AND COATINGS, SPECIALISED PRODUCTS TO MEET THE HI-TECH DEMANDS IN THE PRINTING AND PACKAGING INDUSTRIES.

THE PLATING ENGINEERING AND CHEMICALS COMPANY LIMITED, WHICH IS A BACK-UP FACTORY OF THE METAL AND SURFACE FINISHING INDUSTRIES, HAS BEEN GRANTED A SITE OF 3 800 SQUARE METRES.

THE COMPANY PRODUCES INDUSTRIAL WASTE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM, ELECTRO-PLATING PRODUCTION LINES INCLUDING ROBOTS, AND METAL CLEANERS AND ELECTRO-PLATING PROCESSES.

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REGISTRATION REVOKED * * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAS TODAY SUSPENDED THE REGISTRATION OF ASIA ALLIANCE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY, ON THE GROUND THAT THE BUSINESS OF THE COMPANY IS BEING CARRIED ON IN A MANNER DETRIMENTAL TO THE INTERESTS OF ITS DEPOSITORS.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

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ACAN CHIEF SEES VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AT WORK M X * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, PROFESSOR GERALD CHOA, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) VISITED A NUMBER OF HONG KONG’S VOLUNTARY DRUG TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION AGENCIES.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MR ISAAC CHOW AND THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR S.L. CHAN, PROF. CHOA STARTED HIS VISIT PROGRAMME WHEN HE LANDED BY A ROYAL HONG KONG AUXILIARY AIR FORCE HELICOPTER AT SHEK KWU CHAU TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION CENTRE.

HE TOURED THE CENTRE AND WAS BRIEFED ON IN-PATIENT TREATMENT AND ON FACILITIES PROVIDED FOR THE ADDICTS.

THE CENTRE, OPERATED BY THE SOCIETY FOR THE AID AND REHABILITATION OF DRUG ABUSERS (SARDA), PROVIDES IN-PATIENT TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR MALE ADDICTS. ABOUT 350 ADDICTS LIVING IN THE CENTRE UNDERGO A THOROUGH TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMME WHICH INCLUDES INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELLING, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, AND SOCIAL EDUCATION.

HE THEN VISITED THE WOMEN TREATMENT CENTRE OF SARDA IN **AN CHAI, WHERE 33 ADDICTS UNDERGO A SIMILAR TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMME AS THAT PROVIDED IN THE CENTRE ON SHEK KWU CHAU.

FROM THE TWO TREATMENT CENTRES, PROF. CHOA WENT TO SEE THE AFTER-CARE FACILITIES PROVIDED BY TUNG FOOK HOUSE, ONE CF THE HALF-WAY HOUSES OPERATED BY SARDA FOR DISCHARGEES FROM SHEK KWU CHAU TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION CENTRE.

PROF. CHOA ENDED HIS PROGRAMME BY VISITING THE TUNG TAU SOCIAL THERAPY CENTRE OF THE HONG KONG DISCHARGED PRISONERS’ AID SOCIETY.

THE SOCIETY IS A VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION FOR THE CARE AND REHABILITATION OF DISCHARGED PRISONERS IN HONG KONG. IT ALSO PROVIDES A REHABILITATION AND AFTER-CARE PROGRAMME FOR CLIENTS WITH A HISTORY OF DRUG ABUSE.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

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VAST AREA CLEARED FOR CHINA ROAD LINK PROJECT

* * * *

THE GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE OVER 53 FISH PONDS COVERING AN

AREA OF 32 HECTARES IN LOK MA CHAU, SAN TIN TOMORROW (THURSDAY) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE LOK MA CHAU VEHICULAR BORDER LINK WITH CHINA.

ABOUT 230 STRUCTURES SCHEDULED TO BE CLEARED TOMORROW, HAVE BEEN DEMOLISHED BY THE OCCUPANTS THEMSELVES WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF THE SAN TIN RURAL COMMITTEE.

YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JAMES WILSON, SAID:

♦THE RURAL COMMITTEE HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL IN EXPLAINING THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICIES TO THE VILLAGERS, AND THIS HAS MADE THE WORK OF ALL DEPARTMENTS MUCH EASIER.+

FORTY-FIVE FAMILIES, COMPRISING 203 PEOPLE, HAVE BEEN REHOUSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING SET BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY.

EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCES AMOUNTING TO $8 MILLION HAVE BEEN PAID FOR FISH PONDS, WORKSHOPS AND AGRICULTURAL UNDERTAKINGS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FIXED RATES FOR DEVELOPMENT CLEARANCES IN THE f£W TERRITORIES.

SITE INVESTIGATIONS WILL START THIS SATURDAY (OCTOBER 5), AND WILL TAKE FOUR WEEKS TO COMPLETE. WORK ON THE ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE ROAD WILL COMMENCE NEXT MONTH.

WHEN COMPLETED, THE BORDER LINK WILL FORM PART OF THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE VEHICULAR BORDER LINK AT LOK MA CHAU IS NEEDED TO COPE WITH THE INCREASING VOLUME OF TRAFFIC TO AND FROM CHINA. IT WILL SUPPLEMENT THE EXISTING CROSSINGS AT MAN KAM TO AND SHA TAU KOK.

THE PROJECT IS ESTIMATED TO COST $260 MILLION, AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN EARLY 1988 TO TIE IN WITH THE HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT IN SHENZHEN.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

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COMMITTEE HEARS ABOUT RSD ISLANDS WORK * * *

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT DEPLOYS A WORK FORCE OF 461 TO LOOK AFTER THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT AND ANOTHER 135 TO PROMOTE RECREATION AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES AND MANAGE FACILITIES.

THIS WAS REPORTED TODAY AT THE FIRST MEETING OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL.

THE DISTRICT HYGIENE SUPERINTENDENT (ISLANDS), MR IP KI-TIT, SAID THAT 360 PERSONS WERE ENGAGED IN PUBLIC CLEANSING WORK IN THE DISTRICT, COLLECTING AN AVERAGE OF 45 TONNES OF REFUSE DAILY. EIGHTY PER CENT OF THE REFUSE WAS CONVEYED BY HIRED BARGES TO THE KWAI CHUNG INCINERATION PLANT FOR DISPOSAL.

MR IP ALSO SAID HIS ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SECTION HAD SIX DISTRICT HEALTH INSPECTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICES, INCLUDING PERIODICAL INSPECTION OF LICENSED PREMISES, DETECTION AND ABATEMENT OF SANITARY NUISANCES, RODENT AND PEST CONTROL, WATER HYGIENE, FOOD ENFORCEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT ACTION. THERE WERE 292 ESTABLISHMENTS THAT WERE LICENSED OR ISSUED WITH PERMITS, MOST OF THEM RESTAURANTS OR FOOD FACTORIES.

THE DISTRICT HAS TWO PUBLIC MARKETS - THE TAI 0 MARKET AND THE PENG CHAU MARKET - UNDER THE RSD’S MANAGEMENT.

THE DISTRICT ALSO HAS FIVE PUBLIC LIBRARIES - ON CHEUNG CHAU, TAI 0, SOUTH LAMMA, PING CHAU AND MUI WO.

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BOARD TO DISCUSS PORNOGRAPHY * * * *

THE FINDINGS OF A SURVEY ON THE EFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHIC PUBLICATIONS WILL BE REPORTED IN THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

AN OBJECTIONABLE PUBLICATIONS WORKING GROUP CONSISTING OF BOARD MEMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS HAD BEEN SET UP IN JUNE TO STUDY THE PROBLEM IN DETAIL AND TO FORMULATE SOLUTIONS.

THE WORKING GROUP INTERVIEWED A TOTAL OF 1 500 YOUTHS AND ADULTS INCLUDING PARENTS, TEACHERS, SOCIAL WORKERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS.

/proposals on

WEIUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

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PROPOSALS ON WAYS TO CONTROL SUCH PUBLICATIONS WILL BE SUBMITTED FOR THE BOARD’S CONSIDERATION AT THE MEETING.

BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE INFORMED OF THE PROGRESS OF THE MULTI-STOREY BUILDING MANAGEMENT (PILOT SCHEME) WORKING GROUP WHICH HAD BEEN SET UP TO IMPROVE THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT AND THE SECURITY OF THE BUILDINGS IN THE DISTRICT.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE GREEN PAPER ON THE SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSINGS, THE DEVELOPMENT OF TEMPORARY MARKET FACILITIES IN TAI KOK TSUI, THE REVIEW OF THE MEET-THE-PUBLIC SESSIONS, AND COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS RECEIVED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

NOTE TO EDITORSs

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE BOARD MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE. 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, 2ND FLOOR, MONG KOK.

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SAI KUNG DB TO DISCUSS GREEN PAPER

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SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE GREEN PAPER ON +HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING+ AT THEIR NEXT MEETING ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 4).

BEFORE THE DISCUSSION, MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED BY THE CHIEF HOUSING MANAGER, MR MOK YIU-KWONG, AND SENIOR HOUSING MANAGER, MR WONG WAH-KAI, ON DETAILS AND THE SPIRIT OF THE PROPOSED DOCUMENT.

AT PRESENT, THERE ARE NO PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES IN SAI KUNG EXCEPT THE TUI MIN HOI RURAL PUBLIC HOUSING RUN BY HONG KONG HOUSING SOCIETY. HOWEVER, CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE RUN BY THE GOVERNMENT IN THE DISTRICT WILL BE COMPLETED AT THE END OF NEXT YEAR IN JUNK BAY NEW TOWN.

CHIEF ARCHITECT OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, MR CHEUNG WING-KAN HAS BEEN INVITED TO BRIEF DB MEMBERS ON THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ESTATE IN JUNK BAY.

/THS SCHOOL .......

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1985

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THE SCHOOL AGE POPULATION IN THE DISTRICT WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE AFTER THE INTAKE OF RESIDENTS OF THE NEW PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE. THREE NEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS ARE BEING PROPOSED FOR JUNK BAY BY THE YEAR 1990. A PAPER ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF NEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS RECOMMENDED BY THE EDUCATION COMMISSION WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD FOR DISCUSSION.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE FIRE SERVICES IN SAI KUNG; ICAC SERVICES FOR THE DISTRICT; A REPORT BY PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE, MR WAN YUET-KAU? THE TERMS OF OFFICE OF SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD REPRESENTATIVE ON THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COUNCIL; AND THE PROPOSED ROAD WORKS FOR PAK KONG VILLAGE EXTENSION, PHASE I.

THE MEETING WILL START AT 10 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT, SECOND FLOOR, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, MAN NIN STREET, SAI KUNG TOWN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE SAI KUNG ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 4).

DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

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YUEN LONG DB TO DISCUSS SCHOOL PLACES * * *

YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE PROVISION CF LOCAL SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THEY WILL ALSO REFLECT THEIR VIEWS ON THE GREEN HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AND THE REVIEW REPORT.

PAPER ON BROADCASTING

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT MEETING TO BE HELD AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) ON 13TH FLOOR OF THE YUEN LONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 2 KIU YUEN LONG.

BOARD

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FANLING DEVELOPMENT GOES A STEP FURTHER

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF FANLING NEW TOWN TOOK A STEP FURTHER WITH THE SIGNING OF AN $84.5 MILLION CONTRACT BETWEEN THE NEW TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AND THE KOREA SHIPBUILDING AND ENGINEERING CORPORATION RECENTLY.

THE CONTRACT, SIGNED BY THE TAI PO AND FANLING PROJECT MANAGER, NR BOB HANNA, AND A DIRECTOR OF THE KOREAN FIRM, MR B.K. KOO, IS FOR SITE FORMATION, ROADS AND DRAINAGE IN FANLING SOUTH.

EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 27 MONTHS, THE SITE IS FOR A HOUSING ESTATE THAT WILL ACCOMMODATE 20 000 PEOPLE BY 1993.

IT WILL ALSO CONTAIN A TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA CAPABLE OF ACCOMMODATING 10 000 PEOPLE OF THE NORTH DISTRICT AFFECTED BY CLEARANCES.

UNDER THE PRESENT PROJECT, THE CONTRACTOR WILL FORM ABOUT 12 HECTARES OF LAND IN THE WO HOP SHEK AREA, BUILD TWO LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR ROADS, IMPROVE THE EXISTING WO HOP SHEK ROAD AND THE WEST ACCESS TO THE WO HOP SHEK CEMETERY AND PROVIDE FOOTPATHS, CYCLE TRACKS AND DRAINAGE.

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INTELPOST EXTENDED TO SPAIN * * * *

INTELPOST SERVICE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SPAIN, BRINGING TO 33 THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN THE INTELPOST NETWORK SERVED FROM HONG KONG, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

INTELPOST ITEMS POSTED IN HONG KONG BEFORE 6 PM WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION BY THE ADDRESSEE AT THE INTELPOST CENTRES IN SPAIN OR DELIVERED TO THE ADDRESSEE THE SAME DAY.

+INTELPOST IS IDEAL FOR SENDING VERY URGENT LETTERS, REPORTS, CHARTS, DRAWINGS, QUOTATIONS OR CONTRACTS OVERSEAS.

+THE DOCUMENTS, WHICH ARE HANDLED WITH CARE AND CONFIDENTIALITY ARE SCANNED CONVERTED INTO HIGH SPEED ELECTRONIC IMPULSES AND TRANSMITTED DIRECT TO THE RECEIVING STATION IN THE DISTANT COUNTRY,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

CHARGES FOR THE SERVICE TO SPAIN ARE:

* $65 FOR THE FIRST SIDE OF AN A4 SHEET OF PAPER

* $30 FOR EACH SUBSEQUENT A4 SIDE SENT TO THE SAME ADDRESSEE AT THE SAME TIME

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEH 2, 1985

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CUSTOMERS WISHING TO MAKE USE OF THE SERVICE SHOULD HAND IN THEIR DOCUMENTS AT ANY OF THE 22 ACCEPTANCE OFFICES.

THOSE HAVING FACSIMILE MACHINES IN THEIR OFFICES CAN MAKE USE OF INTELPOST TO RETRANSMIT MESSAGES TO OVERSEAS ADDRESSEES WHO DO NOT HAVE FACSIMILE MACHINES. SPECIAL MESSENGER WILL DELIVER THE MESSAGE WITHIN HOURS.

CUSTOMERS REQUIRING MORE INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE SHOULD CALL THE INTELPOST MANAGER ON 5-2671148.

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FIRST DIPLOMA COURSE IN HORTICULTURE BEGINS

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THE FIRST LOCAL DIPLOMA COURSE IN HORTICULTURE AND LEISURE MANAGEMENT, WHICH WILL INCLUDE STUDY VISITS TO CHINA, BEGAN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR 21 GOVERNMENT AMENITIES OFFICERS.

IN AN OPENING ADDRESS TO THE TRAINEES IN THE TwO-YEAR, PART-TIME COURSE, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, PR MICHAEL SUEN, SAID THE COURSE IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND TO BE CONDUCTED LOCALLY TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING IN HORTICULTURE AND LEISURE MANAGEMENT TO SERVING OFFICERS AT MANAGERIAL LEVEL IN THE RECREATION AND AMENITIES SERVICES OF BOTH THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

+IT PROVIDES NOT ONLY A REALISTIC BALANCE OF HORTICULTURE AND LEISURE MANAGEMENT STUDIES, BUT ALSO INCLUDES LOCAL FIELD TRIPS AND STUDY VISITS TO GUANGZHOU, SUZHOU AND HANGZHOU. AS A RESULT, WE NOW HAVE A TAILOR-MADE COURSE WHICH COVERS VARIOUS TOPICS OF DIRECT RELEVANCE TO THE FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENTS,+ PR SUEN SAID.

IN THE PAST, HE SAID, AMENITIES OFFICERS WERE SENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM TO UNDERGO TRAINING IN EITHER HORTICULTURE OR RECREATION MANAGEMENT.

+HOWEVER, OVERSEAS TRAINING BEING FAIRLY EXPENSIVE COULD ONLY BE PROVIDED TO A FEW SELECTED OFFICERS. NOW WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS LOCAL DIPLOMA COURSE WHICH DEMANDS A STANDARD COMPARABLE TO THE HORTICULTURE AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT COURSES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE TRAINING CAN BENEFIT MORE OFFICERS AT THE SAME TIME AND AT A LOWER PER CAPITA COST.+ PR SUEN SAID.

+AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THIS NEW DIPLOMA COURSE AND TO CATER FOR SPECIALIST TRAINING, THE EXISTING ARRANGEMENT TO SEND OFFICERS ON OVERSEAS TRAINING COURSE WILL CONTINUE.+

THE FIRST BATCH OF TRAINEES ARE MOSTLY AMENITIES OFFICER I AND II FROM THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, THE RSD AND THE USD. THEY WILL ATTEND LECTURES ORGANISED BY THE EXTRA-MURAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF THE CHI.NESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN SHEUNG WAN * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN SHEUNG WAN WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT TO FACILITATE ROAD WORKS.

VEHICLES ON WING LOK STREET WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO MORRISON STREET FOR ABOUT SEVEN MONTHS WHILE VEHICLES OVER 5.5 TONNES GROSS ON WING LOK STREET WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO BONHAM STRAND FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS.

MEANWHILE, HOI PA STREET BETWEEN HEUNG CHE STREET AND KAI HONG CLOSE WILL BE DESIGNATED A PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY STARTING FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 5).

ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING UP CR SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE.

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TAXIS PERMITTED AT MOUNT PARKER ROAD K K K

TAXIS WILL BE PERMITTED FROM 9 AM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 5) TO ENTER THE SECTION OF MOUNT PARKER ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT SO METRES SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH QUARRY BAY STREET UP TO WOODSIDE ON WEEKDAYS (EXCEPT FROM 5 AM TO 9 AM) AND ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS (EXCEPT FROM 5 AM TO 5 PM).

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WAN CHAI, CAUSEWAY BAY TRAFFIC CHANGES

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HEARD STREET BETWEEN HENNESSY ROAD AND WAN CHAI ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 5) TO FACILITATE THE LAYING OF A POWER CABLE.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON HENNESSY ROAD HEADING FOR WAN CHAI ROAD MAY TRAVEL VIA BURROWS STREET.

IN ADDITION, SHELTER STREET IN CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE CLOSED FROM 3 PM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 5) TO 6 AM ON OCTOBER 7 FOR ROAD WORK.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

THURSDAY, OCTOBER J, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SENATE SETBACK FOR AMENDED JENKINS BILL ......................... 1

U.S. SEEKS TALKS ON MAN-MADE-FIBRE LUGGAGE....................... 2

JULY RETAIL SALES SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED ....................... 2

NEW PORTRAIT OF QUEEN FOR COINS ................................. 6

USD MEN HURT IN ATTACK BY HAWKERS .............................   6

ISRAEL JOINS SPEEDPOST NETWORK .................................. 7

SIR DAVID LOOKS AT FIRE SERVICES WORK ........................... 7

AMS ANNUAL MESS DINNER........................................... 8

FRESH WARNING AGAINST BUYING ILLEGAL FOOD........................ (

MEET-THE-MEDIA SESSION .......................................... 9

DTC REGISTRATION REVOKED ........................................ 9

TWO MORE EVENING CLINICS OPEN ................................... 9

MEDICAL TALKS FOR KWAI CHUNG RESIDENTS ......................... 10

OFFICES RELOCATED .............................................. 10

CIVIC EDUCATION ..............................................   11

MUSIC OFFICE PRESENTS PIANO MASTER CLASS ....................... 11

CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH SET FOR SUNDAY ............................. 12

EDINBURGH PLACE EAST CLOSURE ................................... 12

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1985

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SENATE SETBACK FOR AMENDED JENKINS BILL

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AN ATTEMPT TO PUSH AN AMENDED VERSION OF THE THURMOND/ JENKINS BILL THROUGH THE SENATE ON WEDNESDAY (U.S. TIME) HAD BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, DIRECTOR OF TRADE, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

+WE HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS FROM WASHINGTON THAT SENATOR STROM THURMOND ATTEMPTED TO ATTACH AN AMENDED VERSION OF THE TEXTILES BILL ONTO THE MICRONESIA BILL WHICH CAME BEFORE THE SENATE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2.

THE AMENDED VERSION OF THE TEXTILES BILL PROVIDES FOR HARSH CUTBACKS AGAINST THREE SUPPLIERS - HONG KONG, KOREA AND TAIWAN. OTHER SUPPLIERS WOULD BE SUBJECT TO CUTBACKS BASED ON 1984 TRADE, WHICH WOULD STILL BE SERIOUS IN MANY CASES. THE REVISED BILL ALSO EXTENDS PROTECTION TO THE U.S. FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY.

+WE UNDERSTAND THAT SENATOR MCCLURE, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE MICRONESIA BILL IN THE SENATE, THEN PROPOSED THAT THE TEXTILES BILL BE DROPPED FROM THE MICRONESIA BILL. ALTHOUGH SENATOR MCCLURE’S PROPOSAL WAS DEFEATED BY 53 VOTES TO 42, THE VOTING MADE IT CLEAR THAT THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE TO SENATOR THURMOND’S MOVE AND, SPECIFICALLY, THAT HE PROBABLY LACKED THE 60 VOTES NEEDED TO STOP A THREATENED FILIBUSTER WHICH WOULD HAVE DELAYED VOTING ON THE BILL INDEFINITELY.

+ACCORDINGLY, SENATOR THURMOND DID NOT PRESS MATTERS TO A VOTE, AND AT THIS POINT THE MICRONESIA BILL WAS WITHDRAWN FROM DEBATE. IT MAY BE RESCHEDULED FOR FURTHER DEBATE NEXT WEEK WHEN NO DOUBT HE WILL RENEW HIS EFFORTS.+

COMMENTING ON THESE DEVELOPMENTS, MR MACLEOD SAID: +WE TAKE SOME ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE FACT THAT SENATOR THURMOND’S ATTEMPT HAS, ON THIS OCCASION, FAILED AND FROM THE SIZE OF THE OPPOSITION VOTE.

+THIS IS THE FIRST MAJOR TEST IN THE SENATE AND THE RESULT SUGGESTS THAT EARLIER REPORTS THAT SUPPORT FOR THE BILL WAS WEAKENING SOMEWHAT ARE CORRECT.

+THIS DEVELOPMENT FOLLOWS THE VERY CLOSE VOTE IN THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE LAST WEEK, WHEN A SIGNIFICANT AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY CONGRESSMAN GEPHARDT WAS DEFEATED BY ONLY 18 VOTES TO 17.

+THUS, WHILE THE BILL REMAINS AS DANGEROUS AS EVER, AND STILL COMMANDS SUBSTANTIAL SUPPORT IN BOTH THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE, WE CAN TAKE SOME ENCOURAGEMENT THAT A SUBSTANTIAL AND GROWING PORTION OF THE U.S. CONGRESS IS GIVING DUE WEIGHT TO THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE EILL.+

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1985

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U.S. SEEKS TALKS ON MAN-MADE-FIBRE LUGGAGE * * * *

THE TRADE DEPARTMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) ANNOUNCED THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS REQUESTED CONSULTATIONS ON EXPORTS OF MAN-MADE-FIBRE LUGGAGE.

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SAID THE SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE OF IMPORTS OF THESE PRODUCTS FROM HONG KONG HAD CAUSED DISRUPTION TO ITS MARKET.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRADE DEPARTMENT SAID HONG KONG HAD ACKNOWLEDGED RECEIPT OF THE REQUEST FOR CONSULTATIONS AND EXPECTED THE U.S. TO SUGGEST A DATE FOR CONSULTATIONS IN DUE COURSE.

MAN-MADE-FIBRE LUGGAGE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE CURRENT HONG KONG-U.S. TEXTILES AGREEMENT. THE U.S. REQUEST WAS MADE UNDER ARTICLE 3 OF THE MULTIFIBRE ARRANGEMENT, WHICH APPLIES TO TEXTILE PRODUCTS NOT INCLUDED IN THE AGREEMENT.

SINCE THE RELEVANT PRODUCTS ARE NOT IN THE AGREEMENT, THE STANDARD PROCEDURE OF SUSPENDING EXPORT AUTHORISATIONS FOLLOWING A CALL DOES NOT APPLY, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUE EXPORT LICENCES UPON APPLICATION BUT EACH APPLICATION WILL NOW NEED TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY EVIDENCE OF AN ORDER RECEIVED.

FURTHER DETAILS ARE GIVEN IN A NOTICE TO EXPORTERS, SERIES 1 (USA) NO. 49/85 OF OCTOBER 3, 1985. COPIES ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT COUNTER 42, OCEAN CENTRE, 15TH FLOOR.

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JULY RETAIL SALES SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED XXX

THE VALUE OF RETAIL SALES IN JULY 1985, ESTIMATED AT $5 460 MILLION, WAS 4 PER CENT LOWER THAN IN JULY 1984, WHILE THEIR VOLUME WAS 5 PER CENT LOWER, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

RETAIL SALES FOR THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD MAY-JULY 1985, WHEN COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984, FELL BY 2 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 3 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985, AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON IS AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, RETAIL SALES FOR JULY 1985 INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 6 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

WHEN COMPARED WITH JULY 1984, RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS INCREASED BY 6 PER CENT IN VALUE BUT DECREASED BY 2 PER CENT IN VOLUME. BOTH FUELS AND FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO RECORDED SLIGHT INCREASES, OF 1 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 2 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. ON THE OTHER HAND, RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES DROPPED BY 5 PER CENT AND ♦OTHER CONSUMER GOODS+ BY 10 PER CENT IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

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RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS FOR THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD MAY-JULY 1985, WHEN COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD OF 1984, SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 6 PER CENT IN VALUE BUT A DECREASE OF 2 PER CENT IN VOLUME. FUELS RECORDED AN INCREASE OF 1 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 2 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO SHOWED NO CHANGE IN SALES VALUE, AND RECORDED A SLIGHT INCREASE OF 2 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES DECREASED BY 3 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 4 PER CENT IN VOLUME, AND OF +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS+ BY 6 PER CENT IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985, RETAIL SALES OF +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS* RECORDED AN INCREASE OF 7 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 8 PER CENT IN VOLUME. CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS INCREASED BY 6 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 8 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES ROSE BY 5 PER CENT, OF FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO BY 4 PER CENT, AND OF FUELS BY 1 PER CENT IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES ROSE SUBSTANTIALLY IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS WHEN COMPARED WITH JULY 1984. MODERATE INCREASES IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS WERE RECORDED FOR RETAIL SALES OF DEPARTMENT STORES AND OF SUPERMARKETS. HOWEVER, RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES DECREASED IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

COMPARING THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD MAY-JULY 1985 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984, RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES INCREASED CONSIDERABLY IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS. SUPERMARKETS AND DEPARTMENT STORES RECORDED MODERATE INCREASES IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. ON THE OTHER HAND, CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES DECREASED MODERATELY IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985, RETAIL SALES OF SUPERMARKETS SHOWED NO CHANGE IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS, WHILE THOSE OF ALL OTHER SELECTED TRADES RECORDED MODERATE INCREASES.

TABLE 1 PRESENTS THE REVISED TOTAL SALES FIGURE FOR JUNE 1985 AND THE PROVISIONAL FIGURE FOR JULY 1985.

TABLE 2 SHOWS THE VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF RETAIL SALES BY MAJOR TRADE GROUPS AND SELECTED TRADES (WHICH FORM PART OF THE RELEVANT MAJOR TRADE GROUPS), WITH AVERAGE MONTHLY RETAIL SALES IN 1980 TAKEN AS 100. COMPARISONS OF JULY 1985 RESULTS WITH THOSE OF JUNE 1985 AND JULY 1984 AND COMPARISONS OF RETAIL SALES IN THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD MAY-JULY 1985 WITH THOSE IN THE SAME PERIOD OF 1984 ARE ALSO GIVEN. GRAPHS 1 AND 2 DEPICT THE INDEX MOVEMENTS OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES FROM JANUARY 1983 TO JUNE 1985.

THE REPORT CONTAINING THE ANALYSIS OF THE JULY 1985 SURVEY RESULTS IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE GENERAL POST OFFICE, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AT $1 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO. : 3-7216024).

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TABLE 1 : TOTAL RETAIL SALKS

Total Retail Sales for July 1985 (Provisional figure) ■ HJ45 k6O Billion for June 1985 (Bevisod figure) - HU5 186 Billion

TABLE 2 l VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES Of RETAIL BALES _____________FOB JUNE AND JULY I985___________________

(Monthly average of I960 - 100)

Index of July 1985 July 1985 May - July 1985

Item Bo tail •ales Juno 1985 July 1985 compared sith June 1985 ••pared with July 198k compared nth May - July 198*

(Revised (Provis- Points % Points 0 Points *

figures) tonal

figures)

(A) you AVL retail T^Dg

Value 153 161 ♦ 8 ♦ 5 - 7 - k - k - 2

Voluse 105 UI ♦ 6 ♦ 6 - 6 - 5 - k - 3

(B) BI MAJOR TRADE CROUPS

foodstuffs, alcoholic drinks Value l?k 181 ♦ 6 ♦ k ♦ 2 el 0 0

and tobacco Volume 112 117 ♦ 5 ♦ k ♦ 3 ♦ 2 ♦ 2 ♦ 2

Fuels Value 192 19* ♦ 2 ♦ 1 ♦ 3 ♦ 1 ♦ 2 ♦ 1

Volume 12k 125 ♦ 1 ♦ 1 ♦ 3 *2 ♦ 2 ♦ 2

Clothing, footwear and Value 170 iflo ♦ 10 ♦ 6 ♦ 10 ♦ 6 ♦ U ♦ 6

allied products Volume 10k ♦ 8 ♦ 8 -2 -2 - 2 -2

Consumer durables Value Ik? 155 ♦ 8 ♦ 5 - 8 -5 - 5 - 3

Volume 108 Uk ♦ 6 ♦ 5 -6 - 5 - 5 - *

Other consumer goods Value 136 Ike ♦ 10 ♦ 7 - 16 - 10 -9 - 6

Volume 97 10k ♦ 7 ♦ 8 - U - 10 - 6 - 6

(C) BY SELECTED TRADES

Supermarkets Value 339 339 e ♦ 9 ♦ 3 ♦ 18 0 6

Volume 205 20k 0 ♦ 3 ♦ 1 ♦ 8 ♦ k

Motor vehicles Value 8k 89 ♦ 6 ♦ 7 ♦ 13 *17 ♦ 21 ♦ 29

Volume k9 53 ♦ 3 ♦ 7 ♦ 7 ♦ Ik ♦ U ♦ 25

Consumer durables other than Value 190 199 ♦ 9 *5 -22 - 10 -22 - 10

motor vehicles Volume lk9 156 ♦ 7 ♦ 5 - 15 - 9 - 16 - 9

Depertment stores 1*3 1*7 ♦ * ♦ 5 ♦ 7 ♦ 5

Volume 102 105 ♦ 3 ♦ 3 ♦ 8 e 8 ♦ k ♦ k

Notes 1 1. "Foodstuffs, alcoholic drinks and tobacco” tneludes "supermarkets".

2. "Consuner durables" includes "motor vehicles".

5. "Other consumer goods" includes "department stores".

k. Figures denoting changes are derived from the unrounded index figures.

5. * denotes no changf.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER J, 1985

Graph 2: Volume Indexes of Total Retail Sales

Volume index Volume index

Notes (1) Monthy average of 1980 = 100

(2) The seasonally adjusted value and volume indexes and Henderson trends are compiled using theX-11 variant seasonal adjustment program of the U S Bureau of the Census

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1985

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NEW PORTRAIT OF QUEEN FOR COINS

* * *

A MORE RECENT PORTRAIT OF THE QUEEN WILL APPEAR ON THE OBVERSE SIDE OF HONG KONG’S CIRCULATING COINAGE FROM THE END OF THIS YEAR.

THE FIRST COINS TO BE PRODUCED WITH THE NEW EFFIGY WILL BE OF $5, $2, 20 CENTS AND 10 CENTS DENOMINATIONS AND WILL BE PUT INTO CIRCULATION AS STOCKS OF COINS BEARING THE OLD PORTRAIT ARE EXHAUSTED.

NO ORDERS FOR $1 AND 50 CENTS COINS WITH THE NEW EFFIGY HAVE BEEN PLACED, BUT WHEN THE TIME COMES TO PLACE ORDER, THEY WILL ALSO SHOW THE NEW PORTRAIT OF THE QUEEN.

THE EFFIGY, WHICH IS THE WORK OF MR RAPHAEL MAKLOUF, FRSA, IS THE SAME AS THE ONE APPROVED FOR USE ON UNITED KINGDOM CIRCULATING COINAGE FROM JANUARY 1, 1985.

THERE ARE NO SIGNIFICANT COST IMPLICATIONS, AND AS IN THE PAST, COINS WILL ONLY BE WITHDRAWN FROM CIRCULATION WHEN THROUGH WEAR AND TEAR THEY ARE UNFIT FOR FURTHER USE.

THE FIRST COINS ARE LIKELY TO BE PUT INTO CIRCULATION AROUND DECEMBER.

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USD MEN HURT IN ATTACK BY HAWKERS * * *

FOURTEEN MEMBERS OF AN URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT GENERAL DUTIES TEAM WERE HURT TODAY IN A CLASH WITH HAWKERS ARMED WITH IRON BARS.

THE MOST SERIOUSLY INJURED, A SENIOR FOREMAN, A FOREMAN AND AN OVERSEER, WERE ADMITTED TO QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL.

TEN OTHERS WERE GIVEN MEDICAL ATTENTION WHILE THE 14TH MAN REFUSED TREATMENT.

GDT

THE ATTACK TOOK MEMBERS ATTEMPTED

PLACE SHORTLY AFTER 10 A.M. WHEN THE TO DISPERSE A GROUP OF ILLEGAL HAWKERS

IN NULLAH ROAD, MONG KOK.

A CALL FOR POLICE HELP WAS MADE ON THE GDT’S WALKIE-TALKIE RADIO, BUT BEFORE POLICE COULD REACH THE SCENE VICIOUS ATTACKS WERE MADE ON THE HAWKER-CLEARANCE MEN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE AREA WAS ONE OF MANY HAWKER BLACK-SPOTS IN MONG KOK WHERE CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE AND DISPERSAL ACTION WAS NECESSARY TO PREVENT FOOTPATHS AND EVEN ROADWAYS BEING OVER-RUN WITH ILLEGAL HAWKERS.

/THE DIRECTOR .......

THURSDAY, OCTOBER J, 1985

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THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES, MR JOHN HEYWOOD, THIS AFTERNOON WENT TO QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL TO TALK WITH THE THREE MOST SERIOUSLY INJURED MEN AND GET AT FIRST HAND FULL DETAILS OF THE ATTACK AS WELL AS EXPRESSING THE SYMPATHY AND SUPPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT.

A DEPARTMENTAL WELFARE OFFICER WAS WITH THE MEN TO MAKE ANY EMERGENCY ARRANGEMENTS THAT MIGHT BE FOUND NECESSARY.

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ISRAEL JOINS SPEEDPOST NETWORK

X X *

SPEEDPOST SERVICE WILL BE EXTENDED TO ISRAEL FROM MONDAY (OCTOBER 7), BRINGING TO 37 THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN THE SPEEDPOST NETWORK SERVED FROM HONG KONG.

SPEEDPOST ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TRANSMISSION TO JERUSALEM, TEL AVIV-YAFO AND HAIFA, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

BOTH +CONTRACT+ AND +ON DEMAND* SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE.

THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT PER ITEM IS 15 KILOGRAMMES AND THE POSTAL RATES ARE:

X ITEMS WEIGHING UNDER 25OG $70;

X ITEMS WEIGHING BETWEEN 25OG AND 5OOG $80; AND

X EACH SUBSEQUENT ADDITIONAL 500G $20

SPEEDPOST IS A FAST AND RELIABLE MEANS FOR FORWARDING BUSINESS DOCUMENTS, SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE OVERSEAS AND FREE PICK-UP SERVICE IS AVAILABLE.

CUSTOMERS REQUIRING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SERVICE SHOULD CALL THE POSTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ON 5-2671108.

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SIR DAVID LOOKS AT FIRE SERVICES WORK

X X X X

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO FAMILIARISE HIMSELF WITH THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, MR ROBERT HOLMES, SIR DAVID BOARDED FIREBOAT NO. 6 FOR THE TRIP FROM HONG KONG TO TSIM SHA TSUI FIRE STATION COMPLEX.

/AT THE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER J, 1985

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AT THE FIRE STATION, HE VISITED THE FIRE SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE, THE KOWLOON COMMAND BREATHING APPARATUS ROOM, THE FIRE SERVICES KOWLOON WORKSHOP AND THE FIRE SERVICES RECRUITMENT CENTRE.

SIR DAVID ALSO TALKED TO A GROUP OF APPLICANTS AT THE RECRUITMENT CENTRE WHO WERE UNDERGOING STRENGTH TESTS.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY MET SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR DISCUSSION AT THE FIRE SERVICES SENIOR OFFICERS MESS BEFORE ENDING HIS VISIT BY TOURING CHEUNG SHA WAN AMBULANCE DEPOT.

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AMS ANNUAL MESS DINNER * * * *

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL BE THE GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE ANNUAL AMS OFFICERS’ MESS DINNER TOMORROW (FRIDAY) EVENING AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE CLUB, CAUSEWAY BAY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE GLOUCESTER ROAD MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE BY 7.30 PM.

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FRESH WARNING AGAINST BUYING

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ILLEGAL FOOD

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY ISSUED A FRESH WARNING TO SCHOOL STUDENTS AGAINST PATRONISING ANY ILLEGAL FOOD HAWKERS WHO MIGHT GATHER OUTSIDE THEIR SCHOOLS AT LUNCH TIME OR DURING PLAY PERIODS.

THIS FOLLOWS A RECENT CASE IN WHICH A PARENT COMPLAINED THAT HIS DAUGHTER HAD SUFFERED SERIOUS VOMITING AND DIARRHOEA AFTER FINISHING A LUNCH BOX BOUGHT FROM AN UNLICENSED MOBILE FOOD STALL OUTSIDE HER SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 17.

A SPOKESMAN SAID: +0N SEPTEMBER 4, WHEN SCHOOLS REOPENED AFTER THE SUMMER VACATION, THIS DEPARTMENT ISSUED A SPECIALLY-TIMED WARNING ASKING PARENTS TO WARN THEIR CHILDREN VERY SERIOUSLY ABOUT THE DANGERS OF PATRONISING ON-STREET ILLEGAL FOOD HAWKERS.

+ALL MOBILE HAWKERS SELLING COOKED FOOD FROM BARROWS ARE ILLEGAL, AND PARENTS HAVE A DUTY TO WARN THEIR CHILDREN AGAINST PATRONISING SUCH HAWKERS.+

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1939

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MEET-THE-MEDI A SESSION

* * *

A MEET-THE-MEDI A SESSION ON THE 1986 HONG KONG YOUNG MUSICIANS’ AWARDS WILL BE HELD AT THE HONG KONG MUSIC CENTRE, HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, NINTH FLOOR, TOMORROW (FRIDAY) , AT 3 PM.

MRS DORIS HO, MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR OF THE MUSIC OFFICE;

l*R WILLY YEUNG, GENERAL MANAGER OF THE COMPOSERS AND AUTHORS SOCIETY OF HONG KONG, AND MR JOSEPH KOO OF RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, WILL SPEAK.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE SESSION.

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DTC REGISTRATION REVOKED * * * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAS TODAY (THURSDAY) REVOKED THE REGISTRATION OF PRODUCERS FINANCE AND INVESTMENT, LIMITED AS A DEPOSITTAKING COMPANY, ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE PAID-UP SHARE CAPITAL OF THE COMPANY IS LESS THAN THAT SPECIFIED IN THE DEPOSITORDINANCE AND THAT THE BUSINESS OF THE CARRIED ON IN A MANNER DETRIMENTAL TO THE

TAKING COMPANIES COMPANY IS BEING INTERESTS OF ITS

DEPOSITORS.

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TWO MORE EVENING CLINICS OPEN * * * *

EACH CLINIC IS PROVIDING T.0 DOCTOR-SESSIONS BETWEEN^O PH anoTu^ .? v. days.

A MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE TO the KbIIcTh ^evening.

^i5NlN KiN^vr^'^^tp^T^S^

KPARTmInTS, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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MEDICAL TALKS FOR KWAI CHUNG RESIDENTS * * *

KWAI CHUNG RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THREE MEDICAL TALKS TO BE HELD ON THREE CONSECUTIVE SATURDAYS, STARTING OCTOBER 5.

THE TALKS, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT DOCTORS ASSOCIATION, WILL BE HELD AT THE SOUTH KWAI CHUNG PUBLIC LIBRARY AT 2 PM.

THE TALKS ARE AIMED AT PROMOTING PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE OF GENERAL h£ALTH CARE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE RSD SAID.

THE FIRST TWO TALKS WILL DEAL WITH DISEASES OF YOUNG AND OLD AND THE OTHER ONE WILL DEAL WITH THE TREATMENT AND IDENTIFICATION OF ACCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES.

THE TALKS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN CANTONESE, AND WILL BE SUPPLEMENTED BY SLIDE SHOWS.

ADMISSION IS FREE. FURTHER ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE SOUTH KWAI CHUNG PUBLIC LIBRARY ON TELEPHONE 0-296623.

OFFICES RELOCATED * * *

A NEW CO-LOCATED OFFICE WILL COME IN OPERATION FROM MONDAY (OCTOBER 7) FOR THE RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICES AS WELL AS THE RECREATION AND AMENITIES SECTIONS (CENTRAL AND WESTERN) OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE NEW OFFICE IS AT ROOMS 6-11 ON THE TOP FLOOR OF CENTRAL MARKET AT 80 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

WITH THE RELOCATION OF OFFICES, PUBLIC ENQUIRIES RELATING TO AMENITIES SHOULD BE MADE ON 5-417721 FOR CENTRAL DISTRICT AND 5-417902 FOR WESTERN DISTRICT.

ENQUIRIES ON SPORTS AND RECREATION PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES FOR BOTH DISTRICTS SHOULD BE MADE ON 5-416405.

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CIVIC EDUCATION * * * * *

THE OPENING OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION MOVEMENT ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD AT 10.30 AM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 5) AT THE PODIUM OF THE HAKING WONG BUILDING, HONG KONG UNIVERSITY.

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, MR KIM SALKELD- THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD, MR VINCENT KO- THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION WORKING GROUP, MR LAI KwOK-HUNG= AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION MOVEMENT ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR HUNG WING-TAT.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY.

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MUSIC OFFICE PRESENTS PIANO MASTER CLASS * * *

THF MUSIC OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH WILL PRESENT A PIANO MASTER CLASS BY ’NTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED PROFESSOR KLAUS BORNER, ON OCTOBER 12 (SATURDAY) AT THE TSUEN WAN MUSIC CENTRE.

PROF. BORNER STUDIED MUSIC BETWEEN 1946 AND 1950 AT THE STATE ACADEMY OF MUSIC IN WEIMAR, GERMANY, AND AT THE CONSERVATOIRE OF MUSIC IN LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (^950-52). HE GRADUATED WITH A DIPLOMA IN PIANO tEACHING IN 1949 AND WAS AWARDED THE +EXAMEN DE VIRTHOSITE+ IN PIANO IN 1952.

THROUGHOUT HIS MUSIC CAREER, PROF. BORNER HAS WON PRIZES AT A NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITIONS. HE HAS ALSO GIVEN WIDELY ACCLAIMED CONCERTS IN ALL WESTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA, AFRICA AND ASIA.

THF PIANO MASTER CLASS, FROM 6.30 PM TO 8.30 PM, IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND TO BE HELD BY THE MUSIC OFFICE IN TSUEN WAN AND SEATING IS LIMITED TO 100.

FOR RESERVATION AND ENQUIRIES, CALL 0-428127.

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CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH SET FOR SUNDAY

*****

THE CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE ON 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR (CCCIYY) HAS DESIGNATED OCTOBER 6 AS CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH AND THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT THE EDINBURGH PLACE AT 10 AM ON THAT DAY.

DELEGATIONS FROM ALL 19 DISTRICTS WILL TAKE PART IN THE HOUR-LONG CEREMONY WHICH WILL LAUNCH A VARIETY OF DISTRICT ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS A MARATHON RACE, +WARMTH KNIT—IN-*- CAMPAIGN, BLOOD DONATION, EXHIBITION, SEMINAR AND A CARAVAN PARADE.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CCCIYY, MRS SELINA CHOW, AND THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, WILL BE OFFICIATING.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, MRS CHOW AND MR LIAO WILL LEAD A TOUR TO SEVERAL DISTRICTS, INCLUDING WAN CHAI, MONG KOK, SHAM SHUI PO, TSUEN WAN, SOUTHERN, KWUN TONG AND SHA TIN TO JOIN IN SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CEREMONY AND SUBSEQUENT TOURS WHICH WILL END AT ABOUT 1 PM.

TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE DISTRICT TOURS.

A PROGRAMME OF THE OPENING CEREMONY AND A DETAILED SCHEDULE OF DISTRICT ACTIVITIES WILL BE BOXED LATER TODAY.

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EDINBURGH PLACE EAST CLOSURE * * *

EDINBURGH PLACE EAST BETWEEN THE EASTERN END OF URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS AND QUEEN’S PIER WILL BE CLOSED FROM 8.30 AM TO 11 AM ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 6) TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT THOSE WITH SPECIAL LABELS ISSUED IN CONNECTION WITH THE INITIATION CEREMONY FOR THE CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL 5-233191

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1985

CONTENTS PaGE NO.

AMS PRAISED FOR HELPFUL WORK ................................ 1

LOCAL INPUT IN DECISION MAKING VALUED ....................... 2

VIP FACILITIES AT AIRPORT EXPLAINED.......................... 3

YAUMATEI REDEVELOPMENT PLAN ACCEPTED BY EXCO ................ 3

FUND HELPING TO EASE LABOUR-MANAGEMENT TENSION .............. 5

1 500 EXPECTED TO ATTEND CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINARS............ 6

ANTI-HAWKER OPERATIONS IN MONG KOK STEPPED UP ............... 7

MULTITUDE OF ACTIVITIES TO MARK CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH.......... 8

PRICES, VOLUME CHANGES IN JULY EXTERNAL TRADE................ 12

NEXT PHASE OF I.D. CARD FOR MEN TO START .................... 17

BLYE LEAVING IN NOVEMBER..................................... 18

UC DELEGATION PROMOTES HONG KONG IN TORONTO ................. 18

IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDAL AWARDED .............................. 19

CLEAN AND GREEN SCHEME LAUNCHING............................. 19

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS' AWARDS ............... 20

FEES FOR BLASTING REVISED ................................... 20

NORTH DB MEMBERS ON STUDY TOUR............................... 21

ROAD SAFETY DAY AT KOWLOON CITY.............................. 22

STUDENTS ON TREE PLANTING MISSION ........................... 22

TRAINING COURSES ON PHYSICAL FITNESS ........................ 23

SEMINAR ON WRITING PLAYS .................................... 24

THEATRE COMPANY SET UP ...................................... 24

CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY ................................... 25

CELEBRITIES TO HELP CLEAN BEACH.............................. 25

TURN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE MOVING.............................. 26

ROAD CLOSURE IN KWAI CHUNG................................... 26

ROAD WORKS TO EASE KOWLOON TONG TRAFFIC PLANNED ............. 27

NORTH POINT TRAFFIC CHANGES ................................. 28

BRIDGE TRAFFIC CHANGES ...................................... 2$

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1985

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AMS PRAISED FOR HELPFUL WORK

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THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICES HAS MADE AND IS MAKING AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TONIGHT (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE AMS OFFICERS’ MESS DINNER, SIR DAVID SAID FROM EXPERIENCE HE REMEMBERED VERY WELL THE USEFUL PRESENCE OF THE AUXILIARIES WHEREVER THE PUBLIC NEEDED HELP AND ASSISTANCE.

THE AMS, HE SAID, WAS IN THE FRONT LINE IN EMERGENCIES, GIVING VALUABLE ASSISTANCE AND HAD HELPED AT REFUGEE CAMPS AND AT DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTRES.

+OF COURSE WE HOPE WE WILL NOT NEED MEDICAL HELP BUT THE FACT THAT HELP IS AT HAND ENABLES OUR COUNTRY PARKS, OUR BEACHES AND MANY OTHER FACILITIES TO BE ENJOYED AND OUR PUBLIC EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF SAFETY AND SUPPORT,* SIR DAVID POINTED OUT.

+WE SHALL NEED YOUR SERVICES IN THE FUTURE AS WE HAVE IN THE PAST.*

SIR DAVID SAID HE KNEW THAT THE SAME SPIRIT WOULD CARRY THE AMS FORWARD WITH THE SAME EFFICIENT DEVOTION TO DUTY, CARING FOR THE PEOPLE THEY SERVED AND WITH GOOD HUMOUR.

+THAT THIS IS SO IS A SOURCE OF GREAT REASSURANCE TO THE PUBLIC YOU SERVE,* HE SAID.

SIR DAVID SAID HE WOULD FOLLOW WITH GREAT INTEREST THE AMS ACTIVITIES AND WISHED THEM SUCCESS.

IN HIS WELCOMING ADDRESS, THE AMS COMMISSIONER, DR K.L. THONG SAID THAT IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT AMS OFFICERS HAD THE CHANCE OF MEETING SIR DAVID IN HIS CAPACITY AS CHIEF SECRETARY +IN A RELAXED AND CONGENIAL SURROUNDING.*

SINCE THE AMS WAS SET UP 35 YEARS AGO, IT HAD PROGRESSED BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP - GROWING FROM 1 200 MEMBERS TO ALMOST 6 000, - BUT ALSO IN ITS ACTIVITIES.

IN THE 12 MONTHS UP TILL APRIL, THE FORCE HAD SPENT 90 896 MAN-HOURS PROVIDING FIRST AID COVERAGE AT PUBLIC FUNCTIONS AND COUNTRY PARKS.

ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND SUNDAYS, 27 840 MAN-HOURS WERE SPENT ON MANNING OF AMBULANCES WITH THE FIRE SERVICES AND 7 956 MANHOURS WERE SPENT BY MEMBERS AS DRIVERS OF AMBULANCES DURING HOLIDAYS AND SUNDAYS, AS WELL AS FOR EMBERGENCIES DURING NORMAL WORKING DAYS.

/m addition, ........

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IN ADDITION, AMS MEMBERS WERE SENT TO BEACHES FOR SOME 15 200 MAN-HOURS DURING THE SUMMER SEASON, TO BACK UP THE REGULAR LIFEGUARD SERVICES PROVIDED BY STAFF OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

AMONG THE 120 MEMBERS AND GUESTS ATTENDING THE ANNUAL DINNER WERE SIR ROGER LOBO, MISS LYDIA DUNN, THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, RR DAVID JEAFFRESON AND ACTING COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR JAMES MORRIN.

LOCAL INPUT IN DECISION MAKING VALUED ******

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL WAS IN RESPONSE TO THE PUBLIC’S DESIRE TO HAVE MORE SAY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

ADDRESSING A MEETING OF THE Y’S MEN’S CLUB OF TSUEN WAN, RR CHEUNG SAID THE NEW COUNCIL OFFERED TO PEOPLE RESIDING IN NON-URBAN AREAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY A MORE DIRECT PART IN LOCAL ADMINISTRATION.

+IT REPRESENTS A STEP FORWARD IN THE PROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT CF OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT AND IS A REFLECTION OF THE GENERAL WISH THAT THERE SHOULD BE GREATER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE GOVERNMENT,* MR CHEUNG ADDED.

TO GIVE THE COUNCIL THE WIDEST POSSIBLE REPRESENTATION, CHEUNG SAID THE COUNCIL WAS COMPOSED OF MEMBERS FROM THE NINE DISTRICTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WHO HAD A RECORD OF DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVICE IN THE REGION.

HE ADDED THAT THE DIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICTS AND THE TRADITIONS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES WOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN THE COUNCIL’S DECISION MAKING PROCESS.

♦THE WIDESPREAD NATURE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES TOWNSHIPS AND THE GEOGRAPHICALLY SCATTERED CONCENTRATIONS OF POPULATION PRESENT DIFFERENT NEEDS AND PROBLEMS FOR EACH DISTRICT. IT IS THUS NECESSARY FOR THE COUNCIL TO ADOPT A DECENTRALISED COMMITTEE STRUCTURE IN THE FORM OF NINE DISTRICT COMMITTEES IN WHICH LOCAL INTERESTS ARE REPRESENTED,* MR CHEUNG SAID.

TWO OF THE NINE DISTRICT COMMITTEES, THOSE IN TAi PO AND THE ISLANDS DISTRICTS, HAD ALREADY HELD THEIR FIRST MEETINGS WITH THE REST TO FOLLOW SHORTLY, MR CHEUNG ADDED.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1985

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VIP FACILITIES AT AIRPORT EXPLAINED * * * *

IN ANSWER TO PRESS INQUIRIES ON VIP FACILITIES AT KAI TAK AIRPORT, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THE FACILITIES ACCORDED TO BOTH LOCAL AND VISITING DIGNITARIES WERE SIMILAR TO THOSE PROVIDED BY MOST GOVERNMENTS AT THEIR MAIN AIRPORTS.

SUCH FACILITIES HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE AT KAI TAK FOR AT LEAST 20 YEARS.

HOWEVER, THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT SUCH FACILITIES DO NOT IN THEMSELVES GRANT IMMUNITY FROM CUSTOMS INSPECTION, HEALTH AND IMMIGRATION CONTROL, ETC.

THE ONLY CATEGORY OF PERSONS LEGALLY EXEMPTED FROM CUSTOMS SEARCHES COMPRISES MEMBERS OF THE CONSULAR CORPS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS LISTED UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND DIPLOMATIC PRIVILEGES ORDINANCE, SUCH AS THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK.

HOWEVER, A SECOND GROUP COMPRISING MEMBERS OF UMELCO ARE NORMALLY GRANTED +COURTESY OF PORT+ AND ARE THEREFORE EXEMPTED FROM CUSTOMS CHECKS UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES. THE CUSTOMS AUTHORITY, HOWEVER, RESERVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO CARRY OUT CHECKS IF THEY CONSIDER SUCH TO BE NECESSARY.

ALL PASSENGERS WHO LEAVE KAI TAK VIA THE VIP SUITE ARE SUBJECT TO THE NORMAL SECURITY CHECK.

ALL HONG KONG RESIDENTS, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER THEY ARE ACCORDED VIP FACILITIES, ARE SUBJECT TO THE SAME DUTY FREE RESTRICTIONS.

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YAUMATEI REDEVELOPMENT PLAN ACCEPTED BY EXCO

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AS PART OF A $300 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR YAUMATEI, ABOUT 6 000 PEOPLE LIVING IN 122 TENEMENTS IN THE AREA WILL BE REHOUSED.

THIS FOLLOWS A DECISION BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TO ACCEPT IN PRINCIPLE A HONG KONG HOUSING SOCIETY URBAN IMPROVEMENT SCHEME FOR THE DILAPIDATED AREA KNOWN AS YAUMATEI SIX STREETS.

THE SCHEME WILL PROVIDE 1 400 HOUSING UNITS, A COMMERCIAL AREA OF 2 800 SQUARE METRES, AND GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES. THIS WILL COVER ABOUT 20 PER CENT OF THE LAND AND THE REST WILL BE USED FOR LOCAL OPEN SPACE, PRESENTLY LACKING IN THE AREA.

/PHASE OUE

FBIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1985

PHASE ONE OF THE REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME IS SCHEDULED TO START IN MID-1987 AND OCCUPANTS OF BUILDINGS AFFECTED BY THIS PHASE WILL BE RESETTLED BY EARLY 1987.

IT IS INTENDED THAT ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS OF THE AREA WILL BE ACCOMMODATED EITHER IN THE REDEVELOPMENT OR IN HOUSING SOCIETY DEVELOPMENTS IN HUNG HOM, KWUN TONG GARDEN ESTATE, KAY TAK JUEN ESTATE AT TSUEN WAN BAY AND JUNE GARDEN AT TAI KOK TSUI.

OCCUPANTS OF TENEMENTS IN THE SIX STREETS WILL BE GIVEN THE OPTION OF BUYING FLATS IN THE NEW DEVELOPMENT OR IN OTHER HOUSING SOCIETY SCHEMES.

ELIGIBLE COMMERCIAL TENANTS OF THE BUILDINGS WILL BE GIVEN CASH COMPENSATION IN LIEU OF REHOUSING.

+THE MOVE IS PART OF GOVERNMENT EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE AREA AND UPGRADE THE ENVIRONMENT,* CHIEF ESTATE SURVEYOR MR ALBERT SO SA ID.

+THE PROJECT, WITH THE EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE OF THE HOUSING SOCIETY, WILL PROVIDE IMPROVED ACCOMMODATION AND MUCH-NEEDED OPEN SPACE WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS.*

THE 75-YEAR NON-RENEWABLE LEASES ON BUILDINGS IN THE SIX STREETS AREA EXPIRED IN 1971 AND IN APRIL 1980 GOVERNMENT TOOK OVER DIRECT MANAGEMENT OF THE BUILDINGS. AT THE TIME EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS WERE OFFERED TO THE FORMER OWNERS.

NINE LOTS OF LAND WHICH WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE REDEVELOPMENT ARE STILL IN PRIVATE OWNERSHIP AND THESE WILL EE RESUMED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

IN AGREEING TO ACCEPT THE HOUSING SOCIETY’S REDEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR THE AREA, THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL REJECTED A PETITION SUBMITTED BY SOME FORMER OWNERS OF PROPERTY IN THE SIX STREETS AREA FOR REGRANTS OF THEIR LEASES.

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL CONSIDERED THAT A COMPREHENSIVE REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME WAS NEEDED FOR THE AREA. PAST EXPERIENCE HAD SHOWN THAT A REDEVELOPMENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE WAS BEST UNDERTAKEN BY AN AGENCY THAT HAD BOTH THE NECESSARY EXPERTISE AND THE ABILITY TO REHOUSE EXISTING OCCUPANTS.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1985

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FUND HELPING TO EASE LABOUR-MANAGEMENT TENSION *******

THE PROTECTION OF WAGES ON INSOLVENCY FUND HELPS EASE LABOUR-MANAGEMENT TENSIONS CAUSED BY COMPANY INSOLVENCIES AND FACTORY CLOSURES AND CONTRIBUTES TO ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STABILITY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FUND BOARD, MR CHAN KAM-CHUEN, SAID IN A LUNCHEON SPEECH TODAY (FRIDAY).

WHEN EMPLOYEES LOST THEIR JOBS AND WERE OWED WAGES THERE WERE BOUND TO BE ANXIETIES AND ANGER, AND PAYMENTS FROM THE FUND WOULD AT LEAST SOLVE SOME OF THEIR PROBLEMS, MR CHAN SAID.

IN MOST CASES, PAYMENTS FROM THE FUND COULD BE MADE WITHIN FOUR TO SIX WEEKS, AS WAS THE CASE INVOLVING ABOUT 300 WORKERS WHEN RESTAURANTS CLOSED DOWN IN JULY THIS YEAR.

♦WHEN THESE WORKERS CAME TO COLLECT THEIR PAYMENTS, WE WERE TOLD THAT MOST OF THEM HAD FOUND NEW JOBS? THIS WAS POSSIBLE BECAUSE THE WORKERS NO LONGER HAD TO WASTE THEIR TIME IN CLAIMING WAGES FROM THEIR EMPLOYER,+ MR CHAN SAID.

SINCE THE FUND BEGAN IN APRIL THIS YEAR, PAYMENTS AMOUNTING TO $2.72 MILLIONS HAD BEEN MADE TO 1 500 APPLICANTS WHO WERE OWED WAGES BY EMPLOYERS.

MET

AND

ON THE WORK OF THE FUND BOARD, MR CHAN SAID THE BOARD HAD THREE TIMES DURING THE PAST SIX MONTHS TO DISCUSS THE FINANCING ADMINISTRATION OF THE FUND.

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD INCLUDE TWO EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVES, TWO EMPLOYER REPRESENTATIVES AND FOUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REPRESENTING THE SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AID AND THE REGISTRAR GENERAL.

AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, MR CHAN SAID HE WAS CERTAIN THAT THE TRIPARTITE EFFORTS COULD SOLVE ANY PROBLEMS THAT THE FUND SCHEME MIGHT ENCOUNTER.

HE RECALLED THAT THE WORKING GROUP HAD CONSIDERED VARIOUS ALTERNATIVES BEFORE RECOMMENDING THE COLLECTION OF A LEVY FROM BUSINESS REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES TO FINANCE THE FUND.

THE PRESENT METHOD SEEMED TO BE MOST EFFECTIVE BECAUSE OF ITS SIMPLICITY AND THE LOW COST OF ADMINISTRATION.

THE $100 A YEAR CONTRIBUTION TO THE FUND BY HOLDERS OF BUSINESS REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES HAD NOT ONLY HELPED TO PROTECT THE WAGES OF WORKERS BUT ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO A MORE STABLE ECONOMY, HE ADDED.

AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER, THE FUND HAD A TOTAL INCOME OF $36 MILLION.

/MR CHAN ........

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1?85

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MR CHAN SAID THE OPERATION OF THE FUND IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS HAD ALSO DISSIPATED THEIR EARLIER WORRY THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FUND MIGHT LEAD TO ABUSE BY WORKERS.

+THERE WERE SUGGESTIONS THAT WORKERS, BEING CERTAIN THAT THEY COULD GET THEIR WAGES BACK FROM THE FUND, MIGHT FORCE EMPLOYERS WHO WERE IN TEMPORARY HARDSHIP TO WIND UP THEIR BUSINESS.

+HOWEVER, OUR EXPERIENCE SO FAR INDICATES THAT THIS IS NOT THE CASE,+ HE ADDED.

FROM APRIL 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30, THERE WERE ABOUT 2 900 APPLICATIONS FOR PAYMENTS FROM THE FUND, INVOLVING A TOTAL OF 86.5 MILLION. THESE FIGURES WERE MUCH LOWER THAN THE CASES HANDLED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IN THE SAME PERIOD DURING THE LAST TWO YEARS.

IN 1984, MR CHAN SAID, THE LABOUR RELATIONS DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HANDLED INSOLVENCY CASES INVOLVING MORE THAN 10 000 WORKERS AND THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF WAGES CLAIMED WAS ABOUT $30 MILLION.

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1 500 EXPECTED TO ATTEND CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINARS * * *

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS ORGANISED a SERIES OF EIGHT SEMINARS OVER THE NEXT SIX SATURDAYS TO FAMILIARISE SCHOOL CIVIC EDUCATION CO-ORDINATORS WITH THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES FOR THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS.

1 500 CO-ORDINATORS FROM SECONDARY AND PRIMARY §9£92LS AND KINDERGARTENS HAVE APPLIED TO ATTEND THE SEMINARS THF FIRST OF WHICH WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE GRANTHAM

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IN KOWLOON.

OFFICERS FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S ADVISORY INSPECTORATE WILL FOCUS ON ACTIVITIES FOR THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION THROUGH THE FORMAL, INFORMAL AND HIDDEN CURRICULUM AS WELL AS THROUGH THE ETHOS OF THE SCHOOL.

THERE WILL ALSO BE AN OPEN FORUM FOR PARTICIPANTS TO AIR THEIR VIEWS AND TO EXCHANGE IDEAS. MATERIAL GATHERED AT THE SEMINARS WILL BE PUBLISHED LATER FOR THE INFORMATION OF SCHOOLS.

THE SEMINARS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY 47 IN-SERVICE TRAINING COURSES AND WORKSHOPS FOR SUBJECT TEACHERS TO BE HELD BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND JUNE NEXT YEAR (1986) TO ENABLE THEM TO UNDERSTAND THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF CIVIC EDUCATION THAT COULD BE TAUGHT THROUGH INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS.

/THE COCHSES

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4> 1985

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THE COURSES AND WORKSHOPS WILL ACCOMMODATE NEARLY 3 OOO TEACHERS AND THE SUBJECTS WILL INCLUDE SOCIAL STUDIES, ETHICAL AND MORAL EDUCATION, RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, HEALTH EDUCATION, HOME ECONOMICS, ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, CHINESE, CHINESE HISTORY, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, ART AND CRAFT.

ABOUT 300 COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB SUPERVISORS OF VARIOUS SECONDARY SCHOOLS WILL ALSO HAVE THE CHANCE AT A SEMINAR NEXT MONTH TO SOUND OUT THE ASPIRATION OF ENHANCING CIVIC EDUCATION THROUGH ACTIVITIES ORGANISED FOR CYC MEMBERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE FIRST SEMINAR ON CIVIC EDUCATION FOR SCHOOL CO-ORDINATORS AT THE GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS), DR Y.F. KONG, WILL DELIVER THE OPENING ADDRESS.

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ANTI-HAWKER OPERATIONS IN MONG KOK STEPPED UP * * * *

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY CONCENTRATED SEVERAL GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS IN MONG KOK FOLLOWING YESTERDAY’S AMBUSH OF A GD TEAM THERE WHICH RESULTED IN 14 STAFF MEMBERS BEING INJURED.

+STEPPED-UP OPERATIONS TO PREVENT ILLEGAL HAWKING IN THE DISTRICT WILL BE CONTINUED TO KEEP THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL,+ SAID A DEPARTMENTAL SPOKESMAN TODAY.

-►INDIVIDUAL TEAMS WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH ONE ANOTHER BY WALKIE-TALKIE IN CASE OF ANOTHER ATTACK.+

ONLY THE FACT THAT THE ORIGINAL TEAM INVOLVED IN YESTERDAY’S ATTACK WAS EQUIPPED WITH A BEAT RADIO HAD SAVED THE MEN FROM FURTHER INJURY, SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

FOUR ILLEGAL HAWKERS HAD BEEN ARRESTED EARLIER IN THE MORNING IN NULLAH ROAD, AND A GD TEAM HAD RETURNED TO THE AREA ABOUT 10 A.M. TO ENSURE THAT NO OTHERS HAD RETURNED.

SEVERAL HAWKERS ABOUT TO RESUME BUSINESS SAW THE GD TEAM ALIGHTING FROM A LORRY AND MOVED AWAY AFTER COVERING UP THEIR BARROWS. ONLY A LARGE BEACH UMBRELLA WAS LEFT BEHIND, ABANDONED IN t GUTTER.

/A BYSTANDER........

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A BYSTANDER DISPUTED THE RIGHT OF THE GD TEAM TO REMOVE THE UMBRELLA, WHICH HAD BEEN SEIZED AS AN ABANDONED ARTICLE, AND AS A HEATED ARGUMENT AROSE, BETWEEN 30 AND 50 MEN SUDDENLY APPEARED FROM NEARBY ALLEYS AND STAIRWELLS, TAKING THE GDT MEMBERS BY SURPRISE.

THE GDT MEMBERS, WHO WERE UNARMED, WERE VICIOUSLY ATTACKED WITH IRON BARS, BUT THE BEAT-RADIO OPERATOR WI TH THEM CALLED IMMEDIATELY FOR HELP FROM OTHER GD TEAMS IN THE DISTRICT, AND TWO TEAMS TOTALLING 24 MEN RAN TO THEIR

ASSISTANCE.

THE USD CONTROL CENTRE ALSO MADE AN EMERGENCY CALL TO THE POLICE, AND THEY ARRIVED AND WITH THE HELP OF REINFORCEMENTS GOT THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL.

+THIS WAS A WELL PLANNED AMBUSH,+ SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

+THE UMBRELLA WAS THE ’BAIT,’ AND THE HEATED ARGUMENT WAS A DIVERSIONARY TACTIC TO ENSURE THAT THE GD TEAM WAS CAUGHT UNAWARES.+

THREE MEMBERS OF THE TEAM WHO HAD BEEN DETAINED FOR TREATMENT AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL WERE ALLOWED TO GO HOME TODAY.

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MULTITUDE OF ACTIVITIES TO MARK CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH * * * * *

A HOST OF ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN LINED UP THROUGHOUT THE 19 DISTRICTS IN SUPPORT OF THIS SUNDAY’S (OCTOBER 6) CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH.

THERE WILL BE EXHIBITIONS, FORUMS, FUND-RAISING EVENTS, SOCIAL SERVICES ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECTS.

THE CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH IS A TERRITORY-WIDE EVENT ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE ON 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR (CCCIYY) WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE 19 DISTRICT BOARDS.

THE AIM OF THE FUNCTION IS TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTHS IN HONG KONG TO PARTICIPATE IN CIVIC-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES SO AS TO DEVELOP A SENSE OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY.

ON SUNDAY, AFTER THE INITIATION CEREMONY AT EDINBURGH PLACE, DELEGATIONS FROM THE 19 DISTRICTS WILL RETURN TO THEIR OWN DISTRICT WHERE ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN ORGANISED FOR MORE THAN 10 000 YOUNG PEOPLE.

/the secretary........

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 19^5

AND n?L?-^Tf?ICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO,

wDpA0?^riD?T^rALD GM TARIcS WltL J0IN IN THE SPIRIT OF ACTIVITY BY PARTICIPATING IN A MARATHON RELAY IN TSUEN WAN

THE RELAY WILL START AT 10.30 AM IN SHAM TSENG SUN TSUEN WHERE THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, DR JAMES HAYES, WILL LAUNCH THE RACE WHICH WILL END AT THE YEUNG UK ROAD SPORTS GROUND AT ABOUT 1 PM, WHEN MR LIAO WILL RUN THE LAST LEG OF THE RELAY FROM SHA TSUI ROAD IN THE TOWN CENTRE.

ON HONG KONG ISLAND, A FUND-RAISING WALKATHON HAS BEEN PLANNED FOR WAN CHAI RESIDENTS. THE TWO-HOUR WALK WILL BEGIN AT 10.30 AM AT THE WAN CHAI GAP PARK. PARTICIPANTS WILL WALK ALONG THE PICTURESQUE ABERDEEN RESERVOIR ROAD AND FINISH AT THE LOWER ABERDEEN RESERVOIR.

FUNDS RAISED WILL BE ALLOCATED TO YOUTH CENTRES IN THE DISTRICT FOR THE PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT.

Tt IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN, AN OPEN FORUM WILL BE HELD AT 11 AM IN THE SCHOOL HALL OF ST PAUL’S COLLEGE, 69 BONHAM ROAD.

GUEST SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LAM KAM-KWONGj THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, NR VINCENT KO; MRS SUN PONG TAK-LING OF THE COUNCIL OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT SCHOOL HEADSj AND MISS CHAN LAI-WAN OF Y.W.C.A.

IN SOUTHERN, A BLOOD DONATION FUNCTION WILL COMMENCE AT 9 AM IN THE AP LEI CHAU COMMUNITY HALL TO BE FOLLOWED BY A VARIETY SHOW AT 11 AM.

ALL SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT HAVE BEEN INVITED TO SEND STUDENTS TO DONATE BLOOD. THE SCHOOL WITH THE MOST DONORS WILL BE PRESENTED WITH A SOUVENIR AS AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THEIR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT.

IN EASTERN, A BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED TRAM WILL RUN FROM CAUSEWAY BAY TO SHAU KEI WAN BROADCASTING THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION THEME SONG +A VOICE* AND +THE SONG OF EASTERN* DURING A THREE-HOUR-LONG PARADE TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS IN CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY.

VOLUNTEERS ON BOARD THE TRAM wILL ALSO DISTRIBUTE FREE PROMOTIONAL BOOKMARKS AND PEN HOLDERS AT VARIOUS STOPS ALONG THE ROUTE.

IN KOWLOON, MORE THAN 200 YOUNG PEOPLE FROM THE MONG KOK DISTRICT WILL KNIT AND PRESENT WOOLLEN SCARVES TO 200 ELDERLY PEOPLE IN THE MACPHERSON PLAYGROUND AT 11.30 THAT MORNING.

THE FUNCTION IS AIMED AT ENCOURAGING YOUTHS TO SERVE AND CARE FOR THE ELDERLY.

/IN KOWLOON .......

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IN KOWLOON CITY, A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN PLANNED FOR CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH, THE HIGHLIGHT OF WHICH WILL BE A DEBATc BETWEEN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND THE WINNING TEAM OF A DEBATE COMPETITION TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM IN PUI CHING SCHOOL.

THE TOPIC OF THE DEBATE WILL BE +SALARY IS THE PRIORITY IN CHOOSING A JOB*.

OTHER PROGRAMMES INCLUDE A PUBLICITY BUS PARADE IN THE DISTRICT. A VIDEO ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT AND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, AND A DRAMA WITH THE THEME ON CIVIC EDUCATION.

IN WONG TAI SIN, YOUTHS WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INTER-SCHOOL CIVIC EDUCATION QUIZ COMPETITION AT 2.30 PM IN THE LOK SIN WANG CHUNG MONG SCHOOL OR AN INDUSTRIAL YOUTH CUP FOOTBALL COMPETITION IN MORSE PARK AT THE SAME TIME.

IN THE EVENING, THERE WILL BE A YOUTH TALENT SHOW AT 8 PM IN THE MORSE PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE.

IN SHAM SHUI PO, A CARAVAN PARADE FEATURING EXHIBITION, QUIZ COMPETITION, SINGING PERFORMANCE, SLIDE SHOW AND DRAMA, WILL HIGHLIGHT THE DAY’S PROGRAMME.

IN ADDITION, AN OPEN FORUM ON +DEVELOPMENT OF SHAM SHUI PO AND PARTICIPATION OF RESIDENTS* WILL BE HELD AT MAPLE STREET PLAYGROUND BETWEEN 5 PM AND 6.30 PM.

IN KWUN TONG, THE FINALS OF A NUMBER OF CIVIC-ORIENTED YOUTH PROGRAMMES WILL BE HELD AT 2 PM IN THE TELFORD GARDENS MAIN SQUARE. THESE INCLUDE COMPETITIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHY, CROSS-WORD PUZZLE, SLOGANS, AND AN INTER-SCHOOL DEBATE CONTEST.

PRIOR TO THE EVENT, MEMBERS FROM 20 YOUTH ORGANISATIONS IN THE DISTRICT WILL PRODUCE ON-THE-SPOT COLOURFUL FEATHER FLOWERS AS PART OF A CHARITY EVENT. FUNDS RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO A LOCAL CHARITABLE ORGANISATION.

IN YAU MA TEI, THERE WILL BE A YOUTH MEETING AT THE HENRY G. LEONG (YMT) COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 2.30 PM.

QUIZ AND SLIDES WILL BE ARRANGED TO EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE CONCEPT OF DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES.

A PERFORMANCE WILL ALSO BE STAGED BY 50 +DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION YOUTH AMBASSADORS* SPECIALLY RECRUITED FOR THE FUNCTION.

IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, ABOUT 50 YOUNG PEOPLE IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT, WILL TAKE PART IN THE +DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TRAINING SCHEME* TO BE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE, ON THE TENTH FLOOR OF KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

/THE TRAINING .......

FRIDAT, OCTOBffi 4, 1985

THE TRAINING SCHEME WILL LAST UNTIL FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR.

THERE WILL BE 13 TRAINING SESSIONS, INCLUDING LECTURES, BRIEFINGS ’DCK DB MEETINGS, VISITS, GROUP WORK, DISCUSSIONS AND RESEARCH

PROJECTS.

IN TUEN MUN, TO ECHO CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH, ABOUT 150 MEMBERS CF THE BEAUTIFY TUEN MUN VOLUNTEERS’ TEAM WILL BE MOBILISED TO PLANT 60 TREES IN FUK HANG TSUEN AT 12.30 PM.

AFTER THE TREE-PLANTING ACTIVITY, THE TEAM WILL PROCEED TO THE YAN 01 TOWN SQUARE TO UNVEIL THE TUEN MUN IYY LOGO AT 1 PM. THE LOGO, MEASURING 5 METRES BY 1.5 METRES, WAS DESIGNED B'z A SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT TO COMMEMORATE THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR.

IN YUEN LONG, MORE THAN 300 YOUNG PEOPLE WILL TAKE PART IN A CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR TO BE HELD AT 10 AM IN THE YUEN LONG TOWN HALL.

SPEAKERS IN THE SEMINAR INCLUDE NEWLY-ELECTED MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR WONG WANG-FAT} A JOURNALIST, NR SHUM YAT-FAI? AND VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR NATHAN MA. THEY WILL GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM, REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT AND CIVIC EDUCATION.

IN TAI PO, 12 TEAMS WILL JOIN A CONTEST AND SET UP GAMES ' LS WITH CIVIC EDUCATION MESSAGES AT THE TAI PO GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND AT 2 PM.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A DEBATE COMPETITION TO BE OFFICIATED THF "A! PO DISTRICT OFFICER, MR THOMAS CHAN, AT THE TAI PO CIVIC CENTRE AT 2.30 PM.

AN EXHIBITION WILL BE STAGED IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN PLAZA AND FANLING CHEUNG WAH COMMUNITY CENTRE RESPECTIVELY ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE EXHIBITION WILL FEATURE THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, THE ROLE OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, THE IYY THEME OF +PART IC I PAT ION, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE + AND THE PRESENT ELECTION SYSTEM.

A DISTRICT-WIDE SURVEY WILL ALSO BE CONDUCTED ON SHA TIN RESIDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF MENTAL HEALTH.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO TAKE PART IN THESE CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH ACTIVITIES. DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMMES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE ABOVE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED IN SUPPORT OF THE CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH ON OCTOBER 6.

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PRICES, VOLUME CHANGES IN JULY EXTERNAL TRADE ******

COMPARING THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1985 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS DECLINED BY SEVEN PER CENT WHILE THAT OF RE-EXPORTS GREW BY 35 PER CENT, GIVING AN EIGHT PER CENT INCREASE IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

IMPORTS INCREASED BY EIGHT PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS. OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY TWO PER CENT AND THREE PER CENT RESPECTIVELY WHILE THOSE CF IMPORTS DROPPED BY THREE PER CENT.

COMPARING JULY 1985 WITH JULY 1984, THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS INCREASED BY TWO PER CENT, WITH AN INCREASE OF 27 PER CENT IN THE VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS MORE THAN OFFSETTING THE DECLINE OF 11 PER CENT IN THAT OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS. OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS REMAINED UNCHANGED.

PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS DECREASED BY ONE PER CENT IN JLY 1985 COMPARED WITH JULY 1984, WHILE THOSE OF RE-EXPORTS AND TOTAL EXPORTS SHOWED NO CHANGE. PRICES OF IMPORTS DECREASED BY FIVE PER CENT. AS A RESULT, THE TERMS OF TRADE INDEX (EXPRESSED < A RATIO OF THE TOTAL EXPORT PRICE INDEX TO THE IMPORT PRICE ' _X) ROSE BY FIVE PER CENT.

EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF COMPARISON TO THE 12 MONTHS ENDING JUL. 1935 WITH THE 12 MONTHS ENDING JULY 1984, THE VOLUME OF DOMEST'C EXPORTS REMAINED UNCHANGED, WHILE THAT OF RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 32 PER CENT, GIVING AN INCREASE OF 11 PER CENT IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS. MEANWHILE, THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS ROSE BY NINE PER CENT. PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, RE-EXPORTS AND IMPORTS ROSE, ON AVERAGE, BY FIVE PER CENT, SIX PER CENT AND ONE PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

PRICES ARE BASED ON UNIT VALUES WHICH DO NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT CHANGES IN THE COMPOSITION OR QUALITY OF GOODS TRADED, EXCEPT FOR SOME SELECTED COMMODITIES FOR WHICH SPECIFICATION PRICE INDEXES ARE COMPILED. CHANGES IN THE VOLUME OF TRADE ARE DERIVED FROM CHANGES IN TRADE VALUES, AFTER DISCOUNTING THE EFFECT OF PRICE CHANGES.

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY COMMODITY GROUP FOR JULY AND FOR JANUARY-JULY OF 1985 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

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AS SEEN FROM TABLE 1, THE EXPORT PRICES OF MANY COMMODITY GROUPS FELL IN JULY 1985 COMPARED 1 TH JULY 1984. THESE INCLUDED f-ETAL ORES AND SCRAP (-14 PER CENT)} WATCHES AND CLOCKS (-10 PER CENT)} DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (-10 PER CENT)} FOOTWEAR (-7 PER CENT)} TEXTILE FABRICS (-7 PER CENT) AS WELL AS RADIOS CF ALL KINDS (-4 PER CENT). INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICES WERE RECORDED FOR SOME COMMODITY GROUPS, RANGING FROM ONE PER CENT FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS TO FIVE PER CENT FOR METAL MANUFACTURES.

THE DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME OF NEARLY ALL COMMODITY GROUPS DECREASED IN JULY 1985 COMPARED WITH JULY 1984, THE MORE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (-36 PER CENT)} RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (-32 PER CENT); ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (-28 PER CENT)} METAL MANUFACTURES (-20 PER CENT); CLOTHING (-13 PER CENT); TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES (-12 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (-12 PER CENT). HOWEVER, MODERATE INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+19 PER CENT) AS WELL AS METAL ORES AND SCRAP (+8 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF IMPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY FOR JULY AND FOR JANUARY-JULY OF 1985 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 2.

AS PRESENTED IN TABLE 2, IMPORT PRICES OF ALL THE END-USE CATEGORIES DECREASED IN JULY 1985 AS COMPARED WITH JULY 1984, RANGING FROM ONE PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS TO 10 PER CENT FOR FUELS.

MANY OF THE MAJOR IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS INCREASED IN VOLUME TERMS IN JULY 1985 COMPARED WITH JULY 1984, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING TEA AND COFFEE AS WELL AS LIVE POULTRY. SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH WAS ALSO RECORDED FOR WHEAT AND FLOUR; CEREAL AND CEREAL PREPARATIONS, OTHER THAN RICE, WHEAT AND FLOUR; VEGETABLES; FISH AND FISH PREPARATIONS; MILK, BUTTER, CHEESE AND EGGS AS WELL AS SWINE. HOWEVER, DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD; SUGAR; MEAT AND MEAT PREPARATIONS; RICE AS WELL AS ANIMALS OF THE BOVINE SPECIES.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MANY CONSUMER

GOODS INCREASED, THE MORE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING TOBACCO SK1Cnil-MANUFACTURES; PASSENGER MOTOR CARS; WATCHES; FOOTWEAR; MISCELLANEOUS MADE-UP ARTICLES OF TEXTILE MATERIALS AS WELL AS RADIOS, TELEVISION SETS, GRAMOPHONES, RECORDS, TAPE RECORDERS AND AMPLIFIERS. HOWEVER, DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND HOUSEHOLD TYPE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES.

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THE IMPORT VOLUME OF SOME RAw MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES FELL IN JULY 1985 COMPARED WITH JULY 1984, INCLUDING MAN-MADE FIBRES; THERMIONIC CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, DIODES, TRANSISTORS A\ ELECTRICAL MICROCIRCUITS; LEATHER AND DRESSED FUR SKINS; WOVEN COTTON FABRICS; PAPER AND PAPERBOARD; PLASTIC MOULDING MATERIALS AS WELL AS RAW COTTON.

INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE NOTED FOR SILK FABRICS; ..COL AND OTHER ANIMAL HAIR; WOOD, LUMBER AND CORK; WATCH AND CLOCK MOVEMENTS, CASES AND PARTS; BASE METALS, EXCLUDING IRON AND STEEL; CLAY AND REFRACTORY CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, BUILDING MATERIALS, ETC., EXCEPT GLASS; FABRICS OF MAN-MADE FIBRES; COTTON YARN AND THREAD AS WELL AS CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS.

IMPORTS OF FUELS DROPPED BY 35 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS OVER THE SAME PERIOD.

IN THE CAPITAL GOODS CATEGORY, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF SOME COMMODITIES DECREASED IN JULY 1985 OVER JULY 1984, PARTICULARLY OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY. HOWEVER, THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS OF INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY OTHER THAN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY; TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS SCIENTIFIC, MEDICAL, OPTICAL, MEASURING AND CONTROLLING INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS INCREASED OVER THE SAME PERIOD.

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF RE-EXPORT;, BY END-USE CATEGORY FOR JULY, AND FOR JANUARY-JULY OF 1985 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 3.

AS DEPICTED IN TABLE 3, THE RE-EXPORT VOLUME OF NEARLY ALL THE END-USE CATEGORIES INCREASED IN JULY 1985 WHEN COMPARED WITH JULY 1984, RANGING FROM 20 PER CENT FOR FOODSTUFFS TO 47 PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS. HOwEVER, THE VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS OF FUELS DECREASED BY 48 PER CENT.

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE JULY 1985 ISSUE OF THE +HONG KONG TRADE INDEX NUMBERS+, AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE ON OCTOBER 10 AT HK$2 PER COPY.

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Table 1 : Changes in domestic exports by commodity group

Commodity group Comparing July 1985 with July 1984 Comparing Jan.-Jul. 1985 with J an.-Jul. 1984

Value % Unit value * Volume Value <■! Unit value Volume

Clothing -13 -13 - 6 + 6 -12

Textile fabrics -15 - 7 - 9 -17 - 2 -15

Textile yarn and thread -11 -12 -32 -35

Textile made-ups and related articles - 8 + 4 -12 - 3 ♦ 9 -12

Radios of all kinds -3/* - 4 -32 -26 -25

Electronic components -28 ♦ 1 -28 -20 - 2 -18

Footwear -13 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 1

Metal manufactures -15 + 5 -20 - 1 ♦ 5 -12

Metal ores and scrap - 7 -14 ♦ 8 - 5 -20 ♦ 19

Watches and clocks ♦ 6 -10 ♦19 ♦ 1 - 9 ♦ 11

Travel goods, handbags and similar articles -35 ♦ 2 -36 -22 ♦ 8 -28

Domestic electrical appliances -19 -10 -‘10 - 8 - 6 - 3

All commodities -12 - 1 -11 - 5 ♦ 2 - 7

Insignificant, i.e. less than 0.5#

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Table 2 : Changes in Imports by end-use category

Comparing July 1985 with July 1ft84 Comparing Jan,-Jul, 19^5 with J an.-Jul. 1984

End-use category Value Unit value 5* Volume % Value Unit value % Volume %

Foodstuffs - 2 - 9 + ? - 5 - 6 ♦ 1

Consumer goods +12 - 3 +15 +17 +18

Raw materials and semi-manufactures - 9 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 1

Fuels -41 -10 -35 -13 - 6 - 8

Capital goods - 3 - 1 - 2 +24 - 2 ♦27

All commodities - 5 - 5 + 5 - 3 + 8

Table 5 5 Changes in re-exports by end-use category

Comparing July 1985 with July 1984 Comparing J an,-Jul, 1985 with Jan.-Jul, 1984

End-use category Value * Unit value Volume Value Unit value Volume

Foodstuffs +20 +20 + 9 + 1 + 7

Consumer goods +28 - 1 +30 +37 + 2 +35

Raw materials and semi-manufactures +20 - 1 +21 +29 + 3 +25

Fuels -44 + 8 -48 -24 + 6 -28

Capital goods +49 + 1 +47 +87 ♦ 5 +78

All commodities +27 +27 +39 + 3 ♦35

Insignificant, i.e. less than 0.5%

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1985

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NEXT PHASE OF I.D. CARD FOR MEN TO START ******

THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT PEN BORN BETWEEN 1918 AND 1923 WOULD HAVE TO APPLY FOR THEIR NEW I.D. CARDS DURING THE NEXT PHASE.

THE PHASE WILL LAST FROM OCTOBER 14 UNTIL NOVEMBER 23.

+DURING THE SIX-WEEK PERIOD, ABOUT 110 000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO CALL AT OUR EIGHT ISSUE OFFICES FOR NEW CARDS,+ A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

+APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING ALONG THEIR OLD I.D. CARDS WHEN THEY CALL,+ HE ADDED.

THE OFFICES ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 8 AM TO 9.30 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

THE EIGHT ISSUE OFFICES ARE:

HONG KONG — BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI.

EAST KOWLOON — AMOY GARDEN PLAZA, SECOND FLOOR, 77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD.

WEST KOWLOON — CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SECOND FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

TSUEN WAN — EAST ASIA COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, 29-37 TSUEN FU STREET.

SHA TIN -- SHATIN CENTRE, PODIUM FLOOR, 2-16 WANG POK STREET.

YUEN LONG — HOP YICK CENTRE, SECOND FLOOR, 31 HOP YICK ROAD.

TUEN MUN — CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, CHI LOK FA YUEN.

SHEUNG SHU I — TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 82-84 SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEK WU HUI.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT SINCE APPLICANTS IN THE NEXT PHASE WERE ALL OVER 60 YEARS OF AGE, SOME MAY BE BED-RIDDEN OR IN POOR HEALTH. IT WOULD PROBABLY CAUSE THEM A GREAT DEAL OF HARDSHIP AND INCONVENIENCE TO GO TO THE ISSUE OFFICES.

HE REMINDED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT UNDER THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS REGULATIONS, PERSONS WHO WERE AGED, BLIND OR INFIRMED, AND COULD SATISFY THE COMMISSIONER OF REGISTRATION THAT THEIR PERSONAL ATTENDANCE FOR REGISTRATION WOULD INJURE THEIR HEALTH OR THE HEALTH OF OTHERS, WERE NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER OR APPLY FOR THE ISSUE OF AN IDENTITY CARD.

/+IN SUCH........

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+IN SUCH CASES,+ HE SAID, +THEY MAY APPLY IN WRITING FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION TO BE ISSUED TO THEM.+

FOR ENQUIRIES ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION, CALL THE DEPARTMENT’S INFORMATION OFFICE ON 3-7333111.

BLYE LEAVING IN NOVEMBER * * *

THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE SECRETARY FOR MONETARY AFFAIRS, MR DOUGLAS BLYE, WILL BE LEAVING HONG KONG AT THE END OF NOVEMBER 1985, PRIOR TO HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE HONG KONG CIVIL SERVICE.

AS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED, HIS SUCCESSOR WILL BE MR DAVID NENDICK, WHO ARRIVED IN HONG KONG ON SECONDMENT FROM THE BANK OF ENGLAND IN AUGUST 1985.

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UC DELEGATION PROMOTES HONG KONG IN TORONTO * * *

A FIVE-MEMBER URBAN COUNCIL DELEGATION HEADED BY CHAIRMAN MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN HAS ARRIVED IN TORONTO ON THE SECOND LEG OF THEIR TWO-WEEK WORKING VISIT TO CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES TO PROMOTE HONG KONG AND STUDY MUNICIPAL SERVICES THERE.

THE GROUP WILL RENEW CULTURAL AND OTHER LINKS AND UPDATE THEMSELVES ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN CITY SERVICES DURING THEIR FOUR-DAY STAY IN TORONTO, WHICH HAS THE LARGEST CHINESE COMMUNITY IN CANADA WITH OVER 100 000 ETHNIC CHINESE, MOSTLY FROM HONG KONG.

THE PARTY HAS JUST FINISHED A FOUR-DAY WORKING TRIP TO VANCOUVER WHERE THEY VISITED THE EXPO '86 SITE AND SAW THE MODULE OF THE HONG KONG PAVILION.

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IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDAL AWARDED * * *

A SENIOR LAUNCH MECHANIC OF THE MARINE DEPARTMENT, MR CHEUNG TAK-MING, HAS BEEN AWARDED THE IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDAL BY THE QUEEN ON HIS RETIREMENT AFTER 34 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE GOVERNMENT, THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE, MR CHAN YUE-YAN, ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY).

MR CHEUNG JOINED THE DEPARTMENT AS A SEAMAN CLASS II IN 1950. HE WAS PROMOTED TO SEAMAN CLASS I IN 1956 AND STOKER CLASS I IN 1960. IN 1968 HE WAS APPOINTED LAUNCH MECHANIC CLASS III, AND IN 1981, SENIOR LAUNCH MECHANIC.

+THROUGHOUT HIS YEARS OF SERVICE, MR CHEUNG PERFORMED HIS DUTIES WITH COMPLETE DEVOTION, AND HIS EFFICIENT SERVICE WAS MUCH VALUED BY THE DEPARTMENT,* MR CHAN SAID.

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CLEAN AND GREEN SCHEME LAUNCHING * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE LAUNCHING OF THE POPULAR CLEAN AND GREEN SCHEME, ORGANISED BY THE COUNTRY PARKS AUTHORITY FOR THE THIRD YEAR, TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT 10.30 AM AT THE PAK TAM CHUNG, SAI KUNG, CAR PARK.

ALSO PRESENT WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTRY PARKS BOARD PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE, MR HOWARD YOUNG, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CLEAN AND GREEN SCHEME WORKING GROUP, MR WILLIAM WAN, MISS AEROBIC BEAUTY, MISS JANE MA, AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR PETER MOSS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY AT THE PAK TAM CHUNG CAR PARK IN SA I KUNG TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT 10.30 AM.

TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED AND MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 393 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON BY 9.15 AM.

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APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS’ AWARDS *****

AMATEUR MUSICIANS ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR THE 1986 HONG KONG YOUNG MUSICIANS’ AWARDS, ONE OF MANY IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE MUSICAL CALENDAR OF THE MUSIC OFFICE.

JOINTLY ORGANISED WITH RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE COMPOSERS AND AUTHORS SOCIETY OF HONG KONG (CASH), IT IS OPEN TO MUSICIANS UP TO 30 YEARS OF AGE AND IS AIMED AT RAISING THE STANDARD OF COMPOSING AND PERFORMING SERIOUS MUSIC.

THERE ARE TWO CATEGORIES EACH IN THE CHINESE MUSIC AND WESTERN MUSIC SECTIONS -- ONE FOR COMPOSITION AND THE OTHER FOR ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE.

AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS, THE FIRST THREE WINNERS IN EACH CATEGORY WILL BE AWARDED $6 000, $3 000 AND $1 000, ALL DONATED BY CASH.

ADJUDICATION WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN THREE STAGES — THE PRELIMINARY IN NOVEMBER, THE ’3.8-FINALS IN JANUARY AND THE FINAL IN MARCH 1986.

THE PANEL OF JUDGES WILL COMPRISE RENOWNED LOCAL AND OVERSEAS MUSICIANS.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE AWARDS ARE AVAILABLE FROM ALL MUSIC CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE AND SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE 1986 HONG KONG YOUNG MUSICIANS’ AWARDS, MUSIC OFFICE, HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, NINTH FLOOR, 2 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI BY OCTOBER 28.

FOR ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 5-283257.

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FEES FOR BLASTING REVISED *****

THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL HAS APPROVED TWO SETS OF AMENDMENT REGULATIONS WHICH PROVIDE FOR A REVISION IN FEES AND CHARGES OF MINES BLASTING CERTIFICATES AND THE STORAGE AND DELIVERY OF EXPLOSIVES.

DETAILS OF THE REVISED FEES ARE CONTAINED IN THE DANGEROUS GOODS (GOVERNMENT EXPLOSIVES DEPOTS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1985 AND MINES (SAFETY) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1985, PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

/A SPOKESMAN

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A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MINES DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID THE REVISION IN FEES AND CHARGES WAS THE RESULT OF RISING OPERATING COSTS AND INCREASED RENTAL FOR THE DEPOTS.

HE POINTED OUT THAT BECAUSE OF COMPARATIVELY LITTLE BLASTING CARRIED OUT ON SITE IN MOST CONSTRUCTION WORKS, THE EFFECT OF THE REVISED FEES ON THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE SHOULD BE MINIMAL.

HE ADDED THAT THE LAST REVISION OF FEES RELATING TO BLASTING CERTIFICATES WAS IN 1976, AND FOR THE STORAGE AND DELIVERY OF EXPLOSIVES IN 1983.

THE MINES (SAFETY) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS SET OUT THE NEW FEES RELATED TO THE ISSUE, REPLACEMENT, RENEWAL AND ENDORSEMENT OF MINES BLASTING CERTIFICATES WHICH ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE HELD BY SHOT-FIRERS CARRYING OUT BLASTING OPERATIONS AT MINES, QUARRIES, TUNNELS AND CONSTRUCTION SITES.

THE FEE FOR THE ISSUE OF A MINES BLASTING CERTIFICATE WHICH IS VALID FOR THREE YEARS, HAS BEEN INCREASED FROM $130 TO $335-WHILE FEES FOR RENEWAL AND ENDORSEMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE HAVE BEEN REVISED FROM $90 TO $245, AND FOR REPLACEMENT FROM $20 TO $55.

UNDER THE DANGEROUS GOODS (GOVERNMENT EXPLOSIVES DEPOTS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, THE STORAGE FEE FOR COMMERCIAL EXPLOSIVES HAS BEEN INCREASED FROM $44 TO $75 PER 50 KILOGRAMMES AND THE DELIVERY CHARGES OF EXPLOSIVES BY AN AVERAGE OF 13 PER CENT.

NORTH DB MEMBERS ON STUDY TOUR

X X X * X X

THIRTEEN NORTH DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL LEAVE FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM ON A ONE-WEEK STUDY TOUR TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

HEADED BY THE UNOFFICIAL CHAIRMAN, MR RAYMOND PANG, THE GROUP WILL CALL AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE IN LONDON AND VISIT CULTURAL, SPORTING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FACILITIES IN VAR IOUS DISTRICTS.

+THE TOUR WILL PROVIDE MEMBERS WITH A CHANCE TO BROADEN THE In OUTLOOK AND ENRICH THEIR KNOWLEDGE ON HOW LOCAL GOVERNMENTS RUN IN OTHER COUNTRIES,* MR PANG SAID.

THE PARTY WILL ALSO MEET MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENT AND LOCAL CHINESE COMMUNITIES DURING THEIR VISIT.

THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED BY NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER, MR IAN wOTHERSPOON.

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ROAD SAFETY DAY AT KOWLOON CITY * * *

KOWLOON CITY RESIDENTS WILL BE ENTERTAINED TO A NUMBER OF EVENTS WHEN THE DISTRICT HOLDS A +ROAD SAFETY DAY* AT THE KO SHAN PARK, HUNG HOM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON.

EVENTS ORGANISED FOR THE RESIDENTS WILL INCLUDE PERFORMANCES BY THE POLICE BAND, FOOT DRILLS BY THE SCHOOL ROAD SAFETY PATROL, AND FIRST AID DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICES.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A +MOBILE ROAD SAFETY TOWN+ AND A +ROAD SAFETY EXHIBITION*.

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR GORDON JONES? CHAIRMAN OF DISTRICT’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, MR PETER C.K. CHAN? KOWLOON CITY POLICE COMMANDER, MR BENNY NG; CHIEF STAFF OFFICER OF POLICE TRAFFIC HEADQUARTERS, MR TED TAYLOR, AND THE SENIOR STAFF OFFICER OF KOWLOON TRAFFIC, MR MICHAEL HARPER WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY ROAD SAFETY DAY AT THE KO SHAN PARK MINI-SOCCER PITCH, KO SHAN ROAD, HUNG HOM, AT 2 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

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STUDENTS ON TREE PLANTING MISSION * * * * *

MORE THAN 150 STUDENTS IN EASTERN WILL TAKE PART IN A DISTRICT-WIDE TREE PLANTING DAY TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT VICTORIA PARK TO HELP BEAUTIFY THE ENVIRONMENT.

ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE EVENT COINCIDES WITH THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR’S THEME CF +PARTICIPATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE*, AND WILL ENABLE STUDENTS TO GAIN FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE IN TREE PLANTING.

THE STUDENTS, FROM VARIOUS PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT, WILL PLANT SAPLINGS IN THE CENTRAL GRASS PITCH LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE JOGGING TRACK.

/a ceremony

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1985

A CEREMONY TO MARK THE TREE PLANTING DAY WILL BE HELD AT 10 AM. OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE, MRS JEANNIE CHOWJ VICE-CHAIRMAN, MR LLUhu SAU-CHH AN ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR VINCENT LEUNGj SEN 10* EDUCATION OFFICER, MRS CORINA WONG, AND DISTRICT AMENITY OFFICE*, MISS DOR IE LEE.

WINNERS OF THE RECENT EASTERN DISTRICT SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE’S LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION WILL ALSO BE AWARDED PRIZES AT THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EASTERN DISTRICT TREE PLANTING DAY CEREMONY AT THE CENTRAL GRASS PITCH (NEAR NO. 7 FOOTBALL PITCH) IN VICTORIA PARK TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT 10 AM.

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PHYSICAL FITNESS *

FITNESS TRAINING COURSES

TRAINING COURSES ON * *

JOINTLY°ORGANISEDEBY°THEHURBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG AMATEUR WEIGHT-LIFTING AND BODY-BUILDING ASSOCIATION WILL BE

HELD NEXT MONTH.

THE TRAINING COURSES ARE OPEN TO PERSONS AGED 16 YEARS OR ABOVE AND WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

EACH COURSE WILL COMPRISE 12 SESSIONS OF ONE-AND-A-HALF HOUR DURATION AND WILL BE CONDUCTED BY AUTHORISED COACHES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL SAID WERE INTERESTED SHOULD APPLY EARLY AS THERE LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES.

+ENTRY FEES ARE $30 PER PERSON AND THE ENTRIES IS OCTOBER 10 (THURSDAY).

TODAY PEOPLE WHO WERE ONLY A

CLOSING DATE FOR

+APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOU AVAILABLE AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM. FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED AT TEL. 5-756793.+

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SEMINAR ON WRITING PLAYS ******

A SEMINAR ON PLAYWRITING, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, THE HONG KONG ART CENTRE AND THE SEALS THEATRE COMPANY, WILL BE HELD AT 10.30 AM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT BROADCASTING HOUSE, 30 BROADCAST DRIVE, KOWLOON.

THE SEMINAR, AT WHICH DETAILS OF A PLAYWRITING COMPETITION WILL BE ANNOUNCED, WILL REVIEW LOCAL PLAYWRITING IN THE PAST 40 YEARS. EXPERTS IN THE FIELD HAVE BEEN INVITED TO SPEAK.

SPEAK.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR AT 10.30 AM (SATURDAY) AT BROADCASTING HOUSE, 30 BROADCAST DRIVE,

TOMORROW KOWLOON.

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THEATRE COMPANY SET UP * * *

A CEREMONY TO MARK THE SETTING UP OF THE SHA TIN THEATRE COMPANY UNDER THE DISTRICT’S ARTS ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD AT 3.30 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE KIANGSU-CHEKIANG COLLEGE IN FUNG SHUN STREET, SHA TIN.

„ TIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LAM WOO-KWONG, THE CHAIRMAN CF THE CULTURE AND SPORTS COMMITTEE OF THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD

PO—MING, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION LUEN-KIN, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

bR WONG NR WONG

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CEREMONY.

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CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY

M > *

NIPPON HUME CONCRETE (HONG KONG) LTD., A MEMBER OF NIPPON HUME GROUP, JAPAN, WILL LEASE A 15 741-SQUARE-METRE SITE AT THE YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF PRETENSIONED SPUN HIGH STRENGTH CONCRETE PILES.

A CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 7) IN THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CORPORATION, MR LI FOOK-WO, AND THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE CORPORATION, NR J.F. YAXLEY, WILL SIGN ON BEHALF OF THE CORPORATION AT THE CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT 10 AM IN ROOM 1402 OF THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, OCEAN CENTRE, TSIM SHA TSUI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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CELEBRITIES TO HELP CLEAN BEACH * * *

TELEVISION STARS AND SINGERS, JOINED BY MISS HONG KONG AND MISS AEROBICISE PAGEANT BEAUTIES, WILL HELP CLEAN UP REPULSE BAY BEACH ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 8) IN SUPPORT OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN CAMPAIGN.

THE OPERATION, TO START AT 9 AM, IS SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO REMIND BEACH-GOERS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING THE BEACH CLEAN REGARDLESS OF TIME AND SEASON.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT. GIS STAFF WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE MOVING * * * *

TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS ACCOUNTS SECTION WILL BE MOVING TO NEW PREMISES ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN, ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 7).

THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE COUNTER WILL BE LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE BUILDING AND THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER- IS 04511151.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

FROM OCTOBER 7, THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE DISTRICT INFORMATION OFFICER (TUEN MUN), MISS LILLIAN CHAN, WILL BE 04513042.

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ROAD CLOSURE IN KWAI CHUNG * * * *

A NUMBER OF ROADS IN KWAI CHUNG WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 9 PM TO 5.30 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FROM MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 7 TO 9) TO FACILITATE ROAD WORKS AT THE JUNCTION OF KWAI ON ROAD AND KWAI CHUNG ROAD.

THESE ARE:

* KWAI ON ROAD BETWEEN TAI LIN PAI ROAD AND THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO KWAI CHUNG ROAD.

* THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF KWAI CHUNG ROAD BETWEEN THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO KWAI ON ROAD AND KWAI ON ROAD.

DURING THE CLOSURE, THE FOLLOWING NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED:

* KMB BUS ROUTES 30, 31M, 33, 33A, 35A, 36A, 36M, 37, 40, 44, 48, 48A, 52, 52M, 57M, 59A, 60, 66, 67M AND 68 ON NORTHBOUND JOURNEYS WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE KWAI FOO ROAD AND HING FONG ROAD.

* KMB BUS ROUTES 33, 33A, 37 AND 44 ON KOWLOON BOUND JOURNEYS WILL BE DIVERTED TO HING FONG ROAD AND KWAI FUK ROAD.

/* GREQJ MINIBUS

PRTHAY, OCTOBER 4, 1965

* GREEN MINIBUS 94 WILL BE DIVERTED TO KWAI CHUNG ROAD, KWAI FOO ROAD AND HING FONG ROAD. THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS AT SOUTHBOUND KWAI CHUNG ROAD OPPOSITE KWAI HING MTR STATION.

* SOUTHBOUND HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES ON KWAI CHUNG ROAD ARE ADVISED TO TRAVEL TO TAI LIN PAI ROAD.

* MOTORISTS ON KWAI CHUNG ROAD SOUTHBOUND HEADING FOR KWAI HING, KWAI SHING ESTATE WILL BE DIVERTED TO TRAVEL TO TAI LIN PAI ROAD AND KWAI CHUNG ROAD.

H MOTORISTS ON KWAI CHUNG ROAD NORTHBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO TRAVEL TO KWAI FOO ROAD AND HING FONG ROAD.

* MOTORISTS TRAVELLING BETWEEN KOWLOON AND TSUEN WAN ARE ADVISED TO USE TSUEN WAN ROAD AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

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ROAD WORKS TO EASE KOWLOON TONG TRAFFIC PLANNED *****

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO CARRY OUT A SERIES OF ROAD WORKS IN KOWLOON TONG TO ALLEVIATE CONGESTION IN THE AREA AND TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO THE KCR AND MTR STATIONS.

THE WORKS INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ROAD ADJACENT TO THE RAILWAY TRACKS THAT WILL BE LINKED TO NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK ROADS.

ALSO INCLUDED IS THE RECONSTRUCTION OF SUFFOLK ROAD, THE SECTION NEAR KENT ROAD, AND NORFOLK ROAD BETWEEN WATERLOO ROAD AND THE RAILWAY TRACKS.

THE PLAN AND SCHEME MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG; AT THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON WEST, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON; AND AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, 141-143 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, KOWLOON.

OBJECTION TO THE PROPOSED WORKS SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY DECEMBER 3.

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NORTH POINT TRAFFIC CHANGES * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 7), THE FOLLOWING NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IN FORCE IN NORTH POINT:

* KAM HONG STREET BETWEEN KING’S ROAD AND TSAT TSZ MUI ROAD WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND:

M VEHICLES ON TSAT TSZ MUI ROAD WESTBOUND WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO KAM HONG STREET;

* VEHICLES ON SHU KUK STREET NORTHBOUND WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN LEFT INTO KING’S ROAD.

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BRIDGE TRAFFIC CHANGES * * *

ONLY ONE TRAFFIC LANE ON TSING Yl BRIDGE WILL BE OPEN BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 5.30 AM (THE FOLLOWING MORNING) FROM OCTOBER 7 TO IO (MONDAY TO THURSDAY), AND AGAIN FROM OCTOBER 14 TO 17 TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

NOTE TO TV NEWS EDITORS:

FOR THE INTEREST OF MOTORISTS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC, YOU ARE REQUESTED TO BROADCAST THE ABOVE TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN YOUR MORNING TRAFFIC BULLETINS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG TEL. 5-233191

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LADY YOUDE VISITS CAS CAMP ............................... 1

REPORT TO BE PRESENTED ................................... 2

HK STRIKES GOLD Al ABILYMPICS ............................ 2

CIVIC EDUCATION CENTRE TO BE SET UP ...................... 3

HUNDREDS REGISTER FOR +CLEAN AND GREEE+ SCHEME............ 4

800 000 PLANTS TO BE PLANTED IN URBAN AREA ............... 6

ROAD SAFETY DAY HELD IN KOWLOON CITY...................... 7

ELEVATED WALKWAY TO LINK UP WITH MONG KOK STATION ........ 8

FOOTBRIDGE TO BE BUILT IN WANG TAU HOM.................... 8

YOUTHS VOLUNTEER TO REPAIR FOOTPATH....................... 9

DRAWING COMPETITION ORGANISED FOR STUDENTS ............... 9

PUBLIC URGED TO PREVENT FIRE............................. 10

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LADY YOUDE VISITS CAS CAMP *****

LADY YOUDE VISITED THE CIVIL AID SERVICES’ YUEN TUN CAMP IN TSUEN WAN THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING TO OPEN A MAN-MADE LAKE AND TO SEE TRAINING ACTIVITIES THERE.

SHE WAS MET BY CAS CHIEF STAFF OFFICER, MR JOHN FORTUNE, AND OTHER SENIOR OFFICERS AND WAS BRIEFED ABOUT THE LAYOUT OF THE CAMP.

LADY YOUDE FIRST TOURED THE CAMP SITE WHERE TRAINING ON SITUATION APPRECIATION, FOOTDRILL INSTRUCTION AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT PRACTICE WERE IN PROGRESS.

SHE WAS THEN INVITED TO UNVEIL A PLAQUE TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE LAKE AND TO CUT A RIBBON FOR THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF A PAVILION.

LADY YOUDE THEN SAW OFFICERS UNDERGOING ROPE COURSE TRAINING AND TWO CADET UNITS PLAYING VOLLEYBALL AND CANOE POLO.

SHE ALSO VISITED THE 25O-YEAR-OLD YUEN TUN VILLAGE WHICH HAD BEEN RENOVATED AND PRESERVED AS PART OF HONG KONG’S HERITAGE.

THE VILLAGE, LOCATED SOME 200 METRES ABOVE SEA LEVEL WITHIN THE CAMP SITE, WAS ABANDONED YEARS AGO. MAJOR RENOVATION WAS COMPLETED IN 1981, WITH THE OLD VILLAGE RESTORED TO WHAT IT WAS 250 YEARS AGO AND SET UP AS A FOLK MUSEUM.

INSIDE THE MUSEUM, LADY YOUDE SAW A COLLECTION OF LOCAL HISTORICAL DISPLAYS, INCLUDING FURNITURE AND FARMING EQUIPMENT.

BEFORE LEAVING THE CAMP, LADY YOUDE ALSO SAW CAMPING ACTIVITIES BY CADETS.

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REPORT TO BE PRESENTED * * *

Th|E CHA!RMAN OF THE LAW REFORM COMMISSION SUB-COMMITTEE ON CONFESSION STATEMENTS, MR T.S. LO, WILL PRESENT THE REPORT OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 7) AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM AT 3 PM. WITH HIM WILL BE THE SECRETARY TO THE COMMISSION, MR B.E.D. DE SPEVILLE?

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

A RESUME OF THE REPORT, IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE, WILL BE OBTAINABLE FROM 1.30 PM ON MONDAY FOR ADVANCE READING AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM. ITS CONTENTS SHOULD NOT BE PUBLISHED OR BROADCAST BEFORE 3 PM THAT DAY.

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HK STRIKES GOLD AT ABILYMPICS * * *

HONG KONG HAS ACHIEVED OUTSTANDING SUCCESS IN THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL ABILYMPIC FOR THE DISABLED AT COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA, WINNING FIVE MEDALS - THREE GOLD, ONE SILVER AND ONE BRONZE - AFTER ENTERING SEVEN EVENTS.

THE THREE GOLD WINNERS WERE MISS WONG YUEN-WAI AND MISS KWOK SHUI-LAN, BOTH IN TYPING; AND MR YICK KIN-MING IN DRESS-MAKING. THE SILVER MEDAL WINNER WAS MR LEUNG SUN-YEE IN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING. THE BRONZE MEDAL WINNER WAS YAU HON-MING IN WATCH REPAIR.

♦THESE RESULTS ARE REALLY REMARKABLE AS HONG KONG HAS NEVER m MEDALS AT THE ABILYMPICS+, THE COMMISSIONER FOR

REHABILITATION, MR MARTIN LEWIS, SAID.

THE HONG KONG TEAM IS EXPECTED TO RETURN ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 9).

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CIVIC EDUCATION CENTRE TO BE SET UP * * * *

A CIVIC EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTRE FOR TEACHERS AT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ADVISORY INSPECTORATE CENTRE IN NORTH POINT SHORTLY, THE ACTING ASSISTANT OF EDUCATION (CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS), DR Y.F. TODAY (SATURDAY).

WILL BE SET UP TEACHING DIRECTOR

KONG, SAID

ADDRESSING 200 SCHOOL HEADS AND CIVIC EDUCATION COORDINATORS AT THE OPENING OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR AT GRANTHAM COLLEGE CF EDUCATION, DR KONG SAID THE CENTRE WOULD BE STOCKED WITH PRINTED MATERIAL AS WELL AS AUDIO-VISUAL RESOURCES.

TEACHING AIDS AND MODULES DESIGNED BY CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT TEAMS WOULD ALSO BE ON DISPLAY, HE ADDED.

AT TODAY’S SEMINAR, TWO SETS OF REFERENCE MATERIAL WERE DISTRIBUTED - A LIST OF EDUCATION TELEVISION PROGRAMME RELEVANT TO CIVIC EDUCATION AND A SELECTED CATALOGUE OF AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS FOR CIVIC EDUCATION.

IN ADDITION, A NUMBER OF WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS ON CIVIC EDUCATION WOULD BE ORGANISED ON A SUBJECT BASIS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

IN THIS CONNECTION, DR KONG EXTENDED HIS INVITATION TO TEACHERS TO JOIN THESE IN-SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMMES.

CALLING ON SCHOOLS TO SHOW SUPPORT AND COOPERATION DR KONG SAID THE SUCCESS OF CIVIC EDUCATION DEPENDED ON TWO MAIN FACTORS; THE COMMITMENT OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION AND THE RESPONSE BY SCHOOLS.

ON THE DEPARTMENT’S COMMITMENT, DR KONG SAID IT WAS CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED BY CONSULTATIONS MADE BEFORE THE PUBLICATION OF THE GUIDELINES OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS, THE IN-SERVICE AND PRE-SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMMES TO GO WITH THEM, THE ESTABLISHMENT CF A RESOURCE CENTRE, AND THE ORGANISING OF A SERIES OF SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOL HEADS AND TEACHERS.

+IF SCHOOL AUTHORITIES ARE KEEN TO DEVELOP A PROGRAMME OF CIVIC EDUCATION. THEY SHOULD MAKE USE OF OUR REFERENCE MATERIAL, NOMINATE TEACHERS TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS, AND IN THE LIGHT OF THEIR PARTICULAR NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES, DEVISE MEANS TO PROMOTE THIS TOPIC THROUGH THEIR CURRICULUM,+ HE SAID.

DR KONG APPEALED TO SCHOOLS TO FULFIL THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE SOCIETY WHICH EXPECTED THEM TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION SO THAT THE PRESENT GENERATION OF PUPILS WOULD BE UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS.

/♦ALL EDUCATORS........

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1985

+ALL EDUCATORS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THIS COMMON GOAL,* DR KONG ADDED.

COMMENTING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION CIVIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS, DR KONG SAID THE DEPARTMENT RESPECTED THE RIGHT OF SCHOOL HEADS TO DETERMINE THE CURRICULUM NEED OF PUPILS.

+THERE IS NO INTENTION TO DEPART FROM THIS POLICY BY INTRODUCING A COMPULSORY SUBJECT CALLED CIVIC EDUCATION,* HE SAID.

+THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ALSO FIRMLY BELIEVED THAT THE STRATEGY RECOMMENDED IN THE GUIDELINES ON CIVIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY OF PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS,* HE SAID.

+SCHOOLS ARE FREE TO OFFER CIVIC EDUCATION AS AN INDEPENDENT SUBJECT ON THE SCHOOL TIME-TABLE IF THEY WISH PROVIDED THAT THE SYLLABUS IS FIRST SUBMITTED TO THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR APPROVAL AS IS THE CASE WITH OTHER SUBJECTS OR SYLLABUS INITIATED BY SCHOOLS,* HE ADDED.

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HUNDREDS REGISTER FOR +CLEAN AND GREEN* SCHEME

*****

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE FLOCKED TO THE 12 DESIGNATED COUNTRY PARKS IN HONG KONG TO BE AMONG THE FIRST TO REGISTER FOR THE POPULAR +CLEAN AND GREEN* SCHEME WHICH WAS LAUNCHED TODAY (SATURDAY) BY THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN, AND A PARTY OF DIGNITARIES.

FOLLOWING THE LAUNCHING AT SA.I KUNG COUNTRY PARK, MORE THAN 330 YOUNG PARTICIPANTS SET OFF TO COLLECT LITTER IN THE VICINITY TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRY INTO THE SCHEME WHICH WAS DESCRIBED BY CHAIRMAN CF THE COUNTRY PARKS BOARD PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE, MR HOWARD YOUNG, AS +ONE OF THE MOST MEANINGFUL AND ENJOYABLE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROJECTS FOR STUDENTS AND COUNTRYSIDE LOVERS*.

+WHEN THE COUNTRY PARKS WERE FIRST ESTABLISHED, OUR PUBLIC RELATIONS EFFORT CONCENTRATED ON GETTING PEOPLE TO BE AWARE OF THEM AND TO VISIT THEM.

+IN RECENT YEARS, WE HAVE PUT THE MAJOR EMPHASIS ON EDUCATING PEOPLE TO USE THE COUNTRY PARKS PROPERLY,* MR YOUNG SAID.

/THE CLEAN .......

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THE CLEAN AND GREEN SCHEME WAS THEREFORE +A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO DEMONSTRATE OUR RESPONSIBILITY, AS USERS OF THE FINE COUNTRYSIDE TO KEEP IT TIDY AND TO USE IT PROPERLY+, HE ADDED.

THIS YEAR’S SCHEME, HELD IN THREE STAGES BETWEEN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER, IS OPEN TO ANYONE OVER 12 YEARS OF AGE AND HOLDING A HONG KONG IDENTITY CARD. PARTICIPANTS ARE LIMITED TO 10 000 ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

THOSE WHO COMPLETE A SERIES OF NATURE CONSERVATION PROGRAMS _> DURING THE THREE STAGES WILL BE ABLE TO WIN ATTRACTIVE PRIZES INCLUDING TWO RETURN AIR TICKETS TO AUSTRALIA AND TWO 15-DAY AUSSIEPASSES.

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE COMPETITION, MR YOUNG SAID THAT DURING THE FIRST STAGE, PARTICIPANTS WERE REQUIRED TO GO TO ONE OF THE 12 COUNTRY PARK REPORTING POSTS ON WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS BETWEEN NOW AND DECEMBER 1 TO PICK LITTER.

+wHEN A PARTICIPANT HANDS IN A BAGFUL OF LITTER, HE WILL BE ISSUED WITH A SOUVENIR AND A REG ISTRATION-CUM-QUIZ ENTRY FORM, ENABLING HIM TO JOIN THE NEXT STAGE,+ HE SAID.

PARTICIPANTS WILL THEN BE REQUIRED TO COLLECT LITTER AT A MAXIMUM OF NINE COUNTRY PARKS, FILL IN THE QUIZ FORM, AND SUBMIT A DESIGN ON THE THEME OF COUNTRYSIDE FIRE PREVENTION OR TREE PLANTING BEFORE DECEMBER 9.

MARKS WILL BE AWARDED FOR EACH ACTIVITY AND TEN PARTICIPANTS WITH THE HIGHEST SCORES WILL BE INVITED TO ENTER THE THIRD STAGE ON DECEMBER 28 WHICH WILL BE AN OUTDOOR COMPETITION.

MR YOUNG SAID THAT THERE WAS A NEW ATTRACTION IN THIS YEAR’S SCHEME.

+WHEN A PARTICIPANT SUBMITS HIS QUIZ FORM AND DESIGN, HE HAS THE RIGHT TO DECLARE AN ORGANISED GROUP TO WHICH HE BELONGS. THREE GROUPS WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS COMPLETING STAGE II WILL BE SELECTED AS WINNERS AND EACH WILL BE AWARDED A CLEAN AND GREEN TROPHY,+ HE ADDED.

THIS YEAR’S SCHEME, JOINTLY ORGANISED a I TH THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, IS SPONSORED BY ESSO HONG KONG LIMITED.

PRIZES FOR THE VARIOUS STAGES HAVE BEEN DONATED BY QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED; ANSETT PIONEER; MOUNTAINEER AND TRAVEL SERVICES COMPANY; KONISHIROKU PHOTO INDUSTRIES (FAR EAST) LIMITED; HONG KONo FEDERATION OF HIKERS; SWIRE BOTTLERS LIMITED; AND MARATHON SPORIo LIMITED.

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800 000 PLANTS TO BE PLANTED IN URBAN AREA * * *

DESPITE THE RESTRAINT OF FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES AND SHORTAGE OF LAND RESOURCES, THE URBAN COUNCIL IS PLANNING TO PLANT OVER 800 000 TREES, SHRUBS AND FLOWERS IN THE URBAN AREA THIS YEAR IN ITS CONTINUOUS EFFORT TO +GREEN+ HONG KONG.

THIS WAS DISCLOSED TODAY BY URBAN COUNCILLOR MR FAN KAM-PING WHEN OFFICIATING AT THE 1985 PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY AND 1986 INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE SCHOOL CHILDREN FLOWER GROWING COMPETITION HELD AT THE LO YU CHIK PRIMARY SCHOOL IN MONG KOK.

ADDRESSING THE GATHERING, MR FAN SAID THAT THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE COUNCIL IN BEAUTIFYING THE CITY COULD BE REFLECTED BY THE GROWING NUMBER OF LANDSCAPED SPOTS, BOTH LARGE AND SMALL, THROUGHOUT THE CITY AREA IN RECENT YEARS.

+TODAY’S EVENT IS AIMED AT ASSISTING SCHOOL CHILDREN TO APPRECIATE THE NEED FOR AND THE BEAUTY OF PLANTS AND GIVING THEM A TECHNICAL INSIGHT INTO THE MEANS OF HELPING THEM PROSPER.

♦THROUGH THEIR PARTICIPATION, THE COUNCIL CAN NOW BE ASSURED THAT THE YOUNGER GENERATION WILL CARRY ON THE COUNCIL’S IDEAL OF TURNING HONG KONG INTO A GREENER CITY.+ HE SAID.

THE COMPETITION FORMS PART OF THE URBAN COUNCIL ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW, AND IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE COUNCIL AND THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

THE WINNER OF THE 1985 GARDEN PLOT COMPETITION IS KWONG PUI SCHOOL AND THE CHAMPION OF POT FLOWER GROWING COMPETITION IS FANLING PUBLIC SCHOOL.

THERE ARE SOME 180 SCHOOLS FROM BOTH URBAN AND NEW TERRITORIES AREAS TAKING PART IN THE 1986 SCHOOL CHILDREN FLOWER GROWING COMPETITION WHICH INVOLVES THOUSANDS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN.

A SEMINAR ON PLANT CULTURE CONDUCTED BY A TRAINING OFFICER FROM THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S TRAINING SCHOOL WAS ALSO HELD TODAY FOR SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES AND SCHOOL CHILDREN.

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ROAD SAFETY DAY HELD IN KOWLOON CITY KOO

DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONS ON THE ROAD;

AT ALL TIMES TO HELP REDUCE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS.

THE APPEAL WAS MADE TO RESIDENTS OF KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR GORDON JONES, AT THE OPENING OF THE kOWLOON CITY ROAD SAFETY DAY AT THE KO SHAN PARK THIS (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON.

MR JONES NOTED THAT IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, A TOTAL OF 12 709 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS OCCURRED IN KOWLOON OF WHICH 3 911 CASES INVOLVED INJURIES.

+THE GOVERNMENT IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THESE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT STATISTICS AND IT WILL DO ITS BEST TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE REDUCED,+ HE SAID.

THE MAIN THEMES OF THE ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN IN KOWLOON CITY THIS YEAR ARE DRIVER AND PEDESTRIAN NEGLIGENCE, VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND CYCLING SAFETY, MR JONES SAID.

♦THESE ASPECTS ARE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IN A DENSELY POPULATED DISTRICT LIKE KOWLOON CITY,+ HE SAID.

MR JONES ADDED THAT ROAD SAFETY WOULD CONTINUE TO BE ONE OF THE MAIN CONSIDERATIONS WHEN TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT MATTERS WERE DISCUSSED IN THE DISTRICT BOARD AND ITS TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

♦ THE POLICE WILL ALSO INCREASE THEIR EFFORTS IN THE AREAS OF EDUCATION AND ENFORCEMENT IN THE COMING YEAR,* HE SAID.

A NUMBER OF PROGRAMMES WERE ORGANISED FOR RESIDENTS AT TODAY’S ROAD SAFETY DAY. THESE INCLUDED PERFORMANCES BY THE POLICE BAND, FOOT DRILL BY SCHOOL ROAD SAFETY PATROL, FIRST AID DEMONSTRATION BY THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICES.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS DURING THE DAY WERE A MOBILE ROAD SAFETY TOWN AND A ROAD SAFETY EXHIBITION.

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ELEVATED WALKWAY TO LINK UP WITH MONG KOK STATION * * * * *

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF AN ELEVATED WALKWAY SYSTEM FROM BUTE STREET TO THE TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE AT THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY’S MONG KOK STATION.

THE PROJECT WILL FORM PART OF PHASE 3 OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION’S REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME FOR MONG KOK STATION.

WORK ON THE 12-MONTH PROJECT, EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER, WILL INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE AT THE JUNCTION OF BUTE STREET AND SAI YEE STREET AND AN ELEVATED WALKWAY CONNECTING THE FOOTBRIDGE WITH THE TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE AT MONG KOK STATION TO THE EAST OF SAI YEE STREET.

ESCALATORS WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE FOOTBRIDGE AND THE ELEVATED WALKWAY.

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FOOTBRIDGE TO BE BUILT IN

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WANG TAU HOM

A FOOTBRIDGE HAS BEEN PROPOSED FOR WANG TAU HOM IN CONNECTION WITH PHASE IV OF THE WANG TAU HOM ESTATE REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME.

THE PROPOSED FOOTBRIDGE WILL SPAN BOTH FU MEI STREET AND WANG TAU HOM CENTRAL ROAD, WITH ITS MAIN PART SITUATED WITHIN THE REDEVELOPED WANG TAU HOM ESTATE.

ON COMPLETION, IT WILL SERVE AS A PEDESTRIAN LINK BETWEEN THE HOUSING ESTATES AT LOK FU AND WANG TAU HOM.

THE PLAN AND SCHEME MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES. WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONGS AT THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE. KOWLOON EAST, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON; AND AT THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE, SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, KING FUK STREET, SAN PO KONG, KOWLOON.

OBJECTIONS TO THE WORKS SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY DECEMBER 3.

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YOUTHS VOLUNTEER TO REPAIR FOOTPATH * O * *

YOUNG VOLUNTEERS TODAY (SATURDAY) JOINED LOCAL RESIDENTS TO REPAIR A FOOTPATH AT THE KAI FUK TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA IN KOWLOON BAY AS PART OF KWUN TONG DISTRICT’S PROGRAMME TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY.

CHAIRMAN OF KWUN TONG’S ♦ACT ION CIVIC YOUTH+ ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LAM KIN-KWOK, SAID THE 19-METRE FOOTPATH, OUTSIDE BLOCK 18 OF THE THA, WAS A BUSY ACCESS FOR THE 7 5OO RESIDENTS OF THE HOUSING AREA.

♦ AS THE ROUTE IS NOT A PROPER ACCESS, THE FOOTPATH HAD BEEN DILIPADATED THROUGH YEARS OF WEAR AND TEAR,* HE SAID.

+THE COMMITTEE THEREFORE INCLUDED THE ROAD-REPAIR PROJECT IN ITS ACTION CIVIC YOUTH PROGRAMME, THE THEME OF WHICH IS TO CARE, SERVE, AND BUILD THE COMMUNITY,* HE ADDED.

THE REPAIRED FOOTPATH HAS BEEN NAMED *CIVIC PATH* AND A PLAQUE WAS ERECTED TODAY TO COMMEMORATE THE EFFORTS OF THE VOLUNTEERS.

OFFICIATING AT THE BRIEF CEREMONY TODAY, KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR KEVIN MAK, SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE YOUTHS COMING OUT TO SERVE THEIR COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE WERE MORE THAN 280 000 PEOPLE IN KWUN TONG AGED BETWEEN 10 AND 29.

♦THIS PROJECT IS ALSO A GOOD EXAMPLE WHERE THE DISTRICT BOARD, PROVIDING FINANCIAL AND MORAL SUPPORT, CO-OPERATES WITH THE KA I FONGS TO IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY,* HE ADDED.

SPONSORED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD, THE ONE-MONTH ♦ACTION CIVIC YOUTH+ PROGRAMME WILL CLOSE TOMORROW AFTERNOON WITH A KWUN TONG CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH AT THE MAIN SQUARE OF TELFORD GARDENS.

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DRAWING COMPETITION ORGANISED FOR STUDENTS

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STUDENTS LIVING OR STUDYING IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A DRAWING COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION.

THE COMPETITION, SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND OCEAN PARK, IS ONE OF THE DISTRICT’S INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR PROJECTS AIMED AT ENHANCING YOUNGSTERS’ INTEREST IN ART AND THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT.

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THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO THE TEN TO 15 YEARS OLD DIVISION AND THE CHILDREN’S DIVISION FOR THOSE UNDER TEN.

ALL ENTRIES SHOULD BE IN COLOUR ON A 29.2 CM BY 38.1 CM DRAWING PAPER, EXPOUNDING THE THEME OF +BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN DISTRICT+.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD SEND IN THEIR ENTRIES, TOGETHER WITH THEIR NAME, DATE, HOME ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER, AS WELL AS THE ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THEIR SCHOOL, TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE, ITS SUB-OFFICES, OR THE ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION’S OFFICE IN LEE CHAK HOUSE, AP LEI CHAU ESTATE.

DEADLINE FOR THE COMPETITION IS NOVEMBER 15 AND WINNING ENTRIES WILL BE EXHIBITED IN THE ABERDEEN CULTURAL CENTRE BETWEEN JANUARY 18 AND 26 NEXT YEAR.

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PUBLIC URGED TO PREVENT FIRE

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MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, PARTICULARLY THOSE LIVING IN SQUATTERS AND PICNICKERS GOING TO THE COUNTRYSIDE OVER THE WEEKEND, WERE WARNED TO PREVENT FIRE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT MADE THE APPEAL TODAY (SATURDAY) IN VIEW OF THE DRY WEATHER OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS AND THE HIGH RISK OF FIRE.

♦THERE HAS BEEN ALREADY A NUMBER OF HILL FIRES REPORTED AND PEOPLE GOING TO THE COUNTRYSIDE SHOULD BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL,+ HE SAID.

+FIRES ARE MOSTLY THE RESULT OF CARELESSNESS. WITH GREATER CARE, THE RISK OF FIRE IN THE DRY SEASON WILL BE GREATLY REDUCED,+ HE ADDED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

35 BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN aUGUST ................... 1

SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES, PAYROLL IN PROGRESS ... 2

ISLANDS DB TO DISCUSS HOUSING GREET PAPER............... 2

REMINDER TO RETURN PRIMARY ONE APPLICATION FORMS ....... 3

THOUSANDS TO TAKE PART IN CAREERS QUIZ ................. 4

WORKING TOWARDS PEACE THROUGH DISCUSSIONS STRESSED ..... 5

MONTHLY OPEN URBAN COUNCIL MEETING ON TUESDAY........... 6

+CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTHf PROMOTES CIVIC SENSE.............. 7

NEW OFFICE IN SHEUNG SHUI .............................. 9

WATER MAINS WORK FOR TSING YI .......................... 9

ROAD CLOSURE IN SAU MAU PING ........................... 9

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1985

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35 BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN AUGUST * * * *

THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE (B.O.O.) APPROVED 35 BUILDING PLANS IN AUGUST, COMPARED WITH 32 IN THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR.

OF THESE, NINE WERE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 10 IN KOWLOON AND 16 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THEY INCLUDED AN EIGHT-STOREY CHILD CARE CENTRE FOR THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AT PORTLAND STREET, MONG KOK J A CARGO PIER AT TUNG CHAU STREET. CHEUNG SHA WANS A SWIMMING POOL AT DISCOVERY BAY, LANTAU ISLAND} A PETROLFILLING STATION AT CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN; A FOOTBRIDGE AT TEXACO ROAD, TSUEN WAN? A KINDERGARTEN AT HONG LOK YUEN, TAI PO; AND A 22-STOREY MAFOOS QUARTERS FOR THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB AT THE SHA TIN RACECOURSE.

DURING THE MONTH, THE B.O.O. ALSO APPROVED WORK TO START ON 28 NEW PROJECTS - 11 ON HONG KONG ISLAND, THREE IN KOWLOON AND 14 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THEY INCLUDED A SCHOOL AND QUARTERS FOR SAINT JOAN OF ARC SECONDARY SCHOOL AT BRAEMAR HILL ROAD; A WATER TANK AND PUMP ROOM AT PO LO TSUI, LAMMA ISLAND; TWO TECHNICAL INSTITUTES AT TSI NG WUN ROAD, TUEN MUN, AND THE JUNCTION OF FO TAN ROAD AND TAI PO ROAD, SHA TIN; AND A PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOL AT WAI YIP STREET, KOWLOON BAY.

A TOTAL OF 39 OCCUPATION PERMITS WERE ISSUED FOR NEWLY-COMPLETED STRUCTURES IN AUGUST.

THEY INCLUDED THREE FOOTBRIDGES AT HARBOUR VIEW STREET, A SCHOOL AND QUARTERS FOR SAINT FRANCIS CANOSSIAN COLLEGE AT KENNEDY ROAD; SQUASH COURTS AT PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD; A PETROLFILLING STATION AT TAI TONG ROAD, YUEN LONG! A STAFF MESS BUILDING, A SEWAGE PUMPING STATION AND A GRANDSTAND FOR THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB AT SHA TIN RACECOURSE; A DANGEROUS GOODS STORE FOR THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY LIMITED AT TAI YUEN ESTATE, TAI PO; A PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOL FOR THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS NEAR CITY ONE, SHA TIN; AND A HOME FOR THE AGED FOR THE HONG KONG CHINESE WOMEN’S CLUB AT KO CHIU ROAD, KWUN TONG.

THE"TOTAL FLOOR AREA OF THESE NEWLY-COMPLETED BUILDINGS WAS 282 399 SQUARE METRES, COMPRISING 195 303 SQUARE METRES FOR NON-DOMESTIC AND THE REST FOR DOMESTIC USES.

THE COST OF THESE BUILDINGS WAS $1 255.4 MILLION.

THE B.O.O. ALSO ISSUED 15 DEMOLITION ORDERS IN RESPECT OF 31 BUILDINGS DURING THE MONTH.

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SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES, PAYROLL IN PROGRESS * * * * *

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT IS CONDUCTING THE SEPTEMBER 1985 ROUND OF THE SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL IN MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY COVERING ABOUT 83 OOO ESTABLISHMENTS.

THEY ARE DRAWN FROM VARIOUS SECTORS INCLUDING THE DISTRIBUTIVE TRADES SECTOR (WHOLESALE, RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS), THE SERVICES SECTOR (TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION; FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES, COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL SERVICES), WITH FULL ENUMERATION IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR (MINING AND QUARRYING; manufacturing; ELECTRICITY AND GAS).

QUESTIONNAIRES WERE MAILED TO INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER 1985. REMINDERS ARE NOW BEING SENT TO ESTABLISHMENTS NOT RESPONDING TO THE INITIAL QUESTIONNAIRES.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS ORDER 1982 (LEGAL NOTICE NO. 69 OF 1982, GAZETTED ON MARCH 5, 1982), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT SAID, ESTABLISHMENTS RECEIVING QUESTIONNAIRES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THEM TO THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE SPECIFIED PERIOD.

INFORMATION IS BEING SOUGHT ON THE NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED AND EXISTING VACANCIES ON SEPTEMBER 27, 1985 FOR EACH SAMPLE ESTABLISHMENT. SOME IQ 000 ESTABLISHMENTS HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM THIS SAMPLE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PAYROLL IN EACH OF THE THREE MONTHS DURING THE REFERENCE PERIOD JULY-SEPTEMBER 1985.

RESPONDENTS WITH DIFFICULTIES IN COMPLETING THE FORMS, SHOULD CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT FOR ASSISTANCE AT THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBERS: 5-436551, 5-444301, 5-455661 AND 5-455668.

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ISLANDS DB TO DISCUSS HOUSING GREEN PAPER

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THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE RECENTLY-PUBLISHED GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AT THEIR MEETING ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 8).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE FORTHCOMING STREET OBSTRUCTION CLEARANCE EXERCISE TO BE LAUNCHED BY THE ISLANDS DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE IN YUNG SHUE WAN, NORTH LAMMA, IN DECEMBER.

/OTHER ITOIS .......

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1985

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE DISTRIBUTION OF NEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS AS PLANNED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT BETWEEN 1987 AND 1993; THE MOBILE SERVICE FOR THE ISSUE OF NEW IDENTITY CARDS; THE IMPROVEMENT TO CHI MA WAN ROAD ON LANTAU AND THE PROMOTION OF CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN THE ISLANDS DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS;

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2 PM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 8) IN THE NEW ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE 14TH FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

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REMINDER TO RETURN PRIMARY ONE APPLICATION FORMS

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A.,r n.T^LEDUCATI0N DEPARTMENT REMINDED PARENTS SEEKING A PRIMARY ONE PLACE FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN GOVERNMENT OR AIDED SCHOOLS IN ™£T£MBER NEXT YEAR THAT THEY SHOULD RETURN THEIR APPLICATION FORMS BETWEEN TOMORROW (MONDAY) AND FRIDAY (OCTOBER 11).

RARENTS WISHING TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE IN A PARTICULAR GOVERNMENT OR AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL SHOULD RETURN SPOKESMANMSA?DTHE SCH0°L DIRECT DURING SCHOOL HOURS, A DEPARTMENT

PARENTS NOT WISHING TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE IN ANY PARTICULAR SCHOOL SHOULD RETURN THE COMPLETED FORM DURING OFFICE HOURS TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COLLECTION CENTRES FOR CENTRAL ALLOCATION BY THE DEPARTMENT:

* LUI KEE EDUCATION SERVICES CENTRE (269 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, SECOND FLOOR, HONG KONG.)

* EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON SUB-OFFICE (405 NATHAN ROAD, SIXTH FLOOR, KOWLOON.)

* EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICE (TO KWA WAN MARKET AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EIGHTH FLOOR, 165 MA TAU WAI ROAD, TO KWA WAN, KOWLOON.)

* SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION.)

/* TAI PO ........

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1985

* TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (TAI PO GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, TING KOK ROAD, TAI PO.)

* TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (FOU WAH CENTRE, FIRST FLOOR, 210 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.)

* TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (FIRST FLOOR, TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE BUILDING, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TUEN MUN.)

* YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE BUILDING, 269 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YUEN LONG.)

* NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE CHEUNG WAH SUB-OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (UNIT 115, CHEUNG CHUNG HOUSE, CHEUNG WAH ESTATE, FANLING.)

PARENTS ARE ADVISED THAT THEY CAN ONLY SUBMIT ONE APPLICATION FORM.

+IF PARENTS ARE FOUND TO HAVE APPLIED TO MORE THAN ONE GOVERNMENT OR AIDED SCHOOL, THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY FORFEIT THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ELIGIBLE FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.


THOUSANDS TO TAKE PART IN CAREERS QUIZ

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MORE THAN 90 000 STUDENTS FROM 202 SECONDARY SCHOOLS WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE FOURTH ANNUAL CAREERS QUIZ ORGANISED BY THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

THE STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILL IN A QUESTIONNAIRE CONTAINING 30 MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS WITHIN 20 MINUTES DURING ■THE SIX-DAY QUIZ WHICH STARTS ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 9).

THE THREE SCHOOLS WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE MARKS WILL BE PRESENTED WITH TROPHIES, AND STUDENTS IN EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL WHO SCORE THE HIGHEST MARKS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FORMS WILL BE AWARDED SOUVENIRS.

THE THREE STUDENTS WITH THE HIGHEST SCORES DURING THE WHOLE CONTEST WILL EACH BE AWARDED AN ATARI HOME COMPUTER, AND THE NEXT 100 STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A WATCH EACH.

/A LABOUR .......

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A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE QUIZ, ORGANISED AS

A LEAD-UP TO THE CAREERS ’86 EXHIBITION TO BE HELD IN MID-NOVEMBER AT THE CITY HALL EXHIBITION HALL, IS AIMED AT ENHANCING STUDENT AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING CAREERS AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO UNDERTAKE IN-DEPTH RESEARCH INTO CAREERS AND FURTHER STUDIES OPPORTUNITIES.

HE SAID ALL QUESTIONS WOULD BE RELATED TO CAREERS INFORMATION, INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, FURTHER STUDIES AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT EMPLOYMENT LAWS IN HONG KONG.

ALL ANSWERS AND RESULTS WILL BE PROCESSED BY THE GOVERNMENT DATA PROCESSING AGENCY AND PRIZES FOR THE QUIZ ARE BEING SPONSORED BY WONG’S KONG KING LIMITED.

THE QUIZ ATTRACTED MORE THAN 80 000 STUDENTS FROM 175 SECONDARY SCHOOLS LAST YEAR, THE SPOKESMEN ADDED.

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WORKING TOWARDS PEACE THROUGH DISCUSSIONS STRESSED *******

KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR KEVIN MAK, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) PEOPLE SHOULD BE MORE INVOLVED IN DISCUSSING ISSUES THAT AFFECT THEIR LIVES SO THEY CAN WORK TOWARDS ACHIEVING PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE.

LIVELY DISCUSSIONS AND EVEN HEATED DEBATES ON VARIOUS ISSUES ARE A MEANS OF REACHING THE ULTIMATE AIM OF ACHIEVING PEACE.

AT DISTRICT BOARD MEETINGS, DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEWS ARE CFTEN RAISED AND SOMETIMES THE DISCUSSIONS CAN BECOME RATHER HEATED,+ MR MAK SAID.

BUT AS LONG AS THE COMMON GOAL IS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY, DISCUSSIONS CAN GO A LONG WAY IN SOLVING PROBLEMS WHICH WOULD BRING PEACE TO EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY,+ HE ADDED.

SPEAKING AT THE PRIZE-PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE KWUN TONG CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH, MR MAK SAID ONE OF THE ACTIVITIES IN THIS EVENT, THE FEATHERS FOR CHARITY PROJECT RAISING FUNDS FOR FAMINE VICTIMS IN AFRICA, WAS A DEMONSTRATION OF THE LOVE AND CARE OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BRING PEACE TO ALL.

THIS IS BUT ONE WAY TO SHOW THAT WE CARE ABOUT PEACE, THE OTHER IS TO SPEAK OUT ON ISSUES THAT AFFECT US ALL,+ HE SAID.

HE URGED RESIDENTS, PARTICULARLY THE YOUNG, TO VOICE THEIR VIEWS AND TO PARTICIPATE IN IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THEIR DISTRICTS, SO THAT EVERYONE CAN ENJOY A PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE.

TODAY’S CEREMONY WAS THE CLOSING HIGHLIGHT OF THE DISTRICT’S ONE-MONTH +ACTION CIVIC YOUTH+ PROGRAMME SPONSORED BY THE KWUN TONo DISTRICT BOARD.

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MONTHLY OPEN URBAN COUNCIL MEETING ON TUESDAY * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL WILL HOLD ITS MONTHLY OPEN MEETING FOR OCTOBER AT 2.30 P.M. ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 8).

THE ACTING COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, MR H.M.G. FORSGATE, WILL MAKE A STATEMENT ON THE CURRENT VISITS TO NORTH AMERICA BY TWO DELEGATIONS FROM THE COUNCIL.

FOUR COUNCILLORS WILL ALSO MAKE A STATEMENT.

THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE WORKING PARTY TO REVIEW HAWKER AND RELATED POLICIES, MRS ELSIE ELLIOTT TU, WILL SPEAK ON THE FORTHCOMING REPORT OF THE WORKING PARTY, WHILE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD, MR PETER C.K. CHAN, WILL MAKE A STATEMENT ON FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS CONCERNING THE BOARD’S RECENT WARNING TO +RIP-OFF+ BARS FLEECING TOURISTS IN TSIM SHA TSUI.

MR STEPHEN LAU, CHAIRMAN OF ENTERTAINMENT SELECT COMMITTEE, WILL MAKE A STATEMENT CONCERNING THE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR OF SOME ADULTS AND CHILDREN AT THE RECENT MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS AT VICTORIA PARK AND KO SHAN PARK.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE RECREATION SELECT COMMITTEE, Nft HOWARD YOUNG, WILL ADDRESS THE COUNCIL ON THE PRESENT STAGE OF THE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST OWNERS OF THE SHIP WHICH CAUSED OIL POLLUTION TO 11 URBAN COUNCIL BATHING BEACHES LAST JULY.

DURING QUESTION TIME, MR KWAN LIM-HO WILL ASK ABOUT THE PROGRESS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CHINESE GARDEN IN KOWLOON PARK.

HE ALSO WANTS TO KNOW WHETHER THE SALE OF LIQUOR IS RESTRICTED TO CERTAIN HOURS OF THE DAY UNDER THE CURRENT POLICY OF THE LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD.

MISS CECILIA YEUNG WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT THE LIGHTING HOURS OF ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS INSTALLED IN URBAN COUNCIL PARKS AND THEIR MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME.

SHE WILL FURTHER ASK IF THERE ARE ANY TOY LIBRARIES PROVIDED IN URBAN COUNCIL PUBLIC LIBRARIES.

NOTE TO EDITOR:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR A PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE MEETING WHICH WILL START AT 2.30 P.M. ON TUESDAY AT THE URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, EDINBURGH PLACE, CENTRAL.

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+CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH* PROMOTES CIVIC SENSE * * *

HONG KONG NEEDS A CIVIC-MINDED GENERATION TO BUILD A STABLE AND PROSPEROUS COMMUNITY AT THIS TIME OF POLITICAL CHANGES.

THE REMARK CAME FROM MRS SELINA CHOW, CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE ON 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR (CCCIYY), AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF +CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH* FELD TODAY (SUNDAY) IN EDINBURGH PLACE.

+1 HOPE THAT THROUGH ORGANISING THE ’CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH’ TODAY, WE CAN AROUSE PUBLIC INTEREST IN PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION,* MRS SELINA CHOW SAID IN EMPHASISING THE OBJECTIVE OF THE EVENT IN HER WELCOMING SPEECH.

OVER 500 YOUNG PEOPLE REPRESENTING ALL 19 DISTRICTS ATTENDED THE CEREMONY TO LAUNCH THE EXTENSIVE PROGRAMME OF DISTRICT ACTIVITIES TO MARK THE EVENT.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT OVER 10 000 YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY WILL TAKE PART IN THESE ACTIVITIES DURING THE NEXT IWO WEEKS.

THE OTHER OFFICIATING GUEST WAS THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO.

MISS SIU CHANG-KWUN, A F.7 GRADUATE AND CYC MEMBER, EXPRESSED HER OWN VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES IN SOCIAL PARTICIPATION IN A SPECIAL ADDRESS TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE ATTENDING THE OPENING CEREMONY, WHEN SHE SAID, + IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE TO FEEL CONCERNED ABOUT AND TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN SOCIAL AFFAIRS, THE FIRST AND ESSENTIAL STEP IS TO FOSTER THEIR CIVIC SENSE.

+A SOUND COMMUNITY DEPENDS LARGELY ON THE EXTENT OF THE COMMITMENT OF ITS CITIZENS. SINCE WE ARE THE YOUNG ONES, FULL OF DRIVE AND ENTHUSIASM, WE SHOULD NEVER LAG BEHIND IN SOCIAL PARTICIPATION.+

HIGHLIGHT OF THE CEREMONY WAS THE RELEASE OF A HELIUM-FILLED BALLOON BY THE OFFICIATING GUESTS AND DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES, SYMBOLISING THEIR JOINT EFFORT IN CARRYING OUT THE THEME OF THE DAY - +T0 CARE FOR, TO SERVE AND TO BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY*.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, MRS SELINA CHOW AND MR DONALD LIAO ALSO JOINED IN THE SPIRIT AND VISITED SOME DISTRICT ACTIVITIES.

THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED BY MEMBERS OF THE CCCIYY, AND CHAIRHAN OF THR WORKING GROUP ON +CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH*, MR LEE CHIK-YUET.

MRS SELINA CHOW FIRST WENT TO SOUTHERN DISTRICT TO SEE A BLOOD DONATION FUNCTION.

/SECONDARY SCHOOL........

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SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE DISTRICT FORMED INTO BLOOD DONATION TEAMS AND THE SCHOOL WITH THE MOST DONORS WAS PRESENTED WITH A SOUVENIR.

THE GROUP THEN MOVED ON TO KWUN TONG TO TAKE PART IN ANOTHER CIVIC-ORIENTED FUND RAISING FUNCTION HELD IN THE TELFORD GARDENS MAIN SQUARE.

MEMBERS OF 20 YOUTH ORGANISATIONS IN THE DISTRICT PRODUCED ON THE SPOT COLOURFUL FEATHERS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A LOCAL CHARITABLE ORGANISATION.

MRS CHOW’S LAST STOP WAS SHA TIN’S NEW TOWN PLAZA WHERE THERE WAS AN EXHIBITION ON +MY VIEWS ON SHA TIN+.

ON THE OTHER HAND, MR LIAO WENT TO THE WAN CHAI GAP PARK TO START OFF A FUND RAISING WALKATHON. THE FUNDS RAISED WILL BE ALLOCATED TO YOUTH CENTRES IN THE DISTRICT FOR THE PURCHASE CF EQUIPMENT.

THE NEXT STOP WAS THE MACPHERSON PLAYGROUND ON THE OTHER SIDE CF THE HARBOUR, WHERE 200 YOUNG PEOPLE IN MONG KOK KNITTED AND PRESENTED WOOLLEN SCARVES TO 200 ELDERLY PEOPLE.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE EVENT WERE EXCITED THAT THEY WERE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE AND CARE FOR THE ELDERS.

THE GROUP THEN PROCEEDED TO SHAM SHU I PO WHERE A CARAVAN PARADE TOURED ROUND THE DISTRICT. CIVIC MESSAGES WERE DRIVEN HOME THROUGH AN EXHIBITION, A QUIZ COMPETITION, SINGING PERFORMANCE, A SLIDE SHOW AND A DRAMA ETC.

THE LAST STOP FOR MR LIAO WAS TSUEN WAN WHERE HE JOINED IN THE FUN BY RUNNING THE LAST LEG OF A MARATHON RELAY.

THE RACE STARTED IN SHAM TSENG SUN TSUEN AND ENDED IN YEUNG UK ROAD SPORTS GROUND. IT WAS ALSO PARTICIPATED BY SOME 30 LOCAL DIGNITARIES.

A HOST OF OTHER ACTIVITIES WERE ALSO ORGANISED BY OTHER DISTRICTS IN SUPPORT OF THE +CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH+. THESE INCLUDED EXHIBITIONS, FORUMS, FUND RAISING EVENTS, SOCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECTS.

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NEW OFFICE IN SHEUNG SHU I *****

THE SHEUNG SHUI OFFICE OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT WILL MOVE TO 40-48 SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHOPS B, C AND D, IN SHEK WU HUI, FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY).

+THE OFFICE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE SAME IMMIGRATION SERVICES, SUCH AS APPLICATIONS FOR PASSPORTS, CERTIFICATES OF IDENTITY, RE-ENTRY PERMITS OR OTHER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AFTER THE MOVE,+ A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

+THE NEW OFFICE IS ABOUT THREE TIMES LARGER AND IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN THE CENTRE OF THE SHEUNG SHUI DI STR I CT,+ HE ADDED.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TELEPHONE 3-7333111.

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WATER MAINS WORK FOR TSING Yl *****

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS TO LAY 7 000 METRES OF FRESH WATER MAINS AND 3 200 METRES OF SALT WATER MAINS ALONG THE CARRIAGEWAYS TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN THE NORTHERN PART OF TSING Yl ISLAND.

THE MAINS ARE PART OF THE LOW AND HIGH LEVEL FRESH AND SALT WATER SYSTEMS FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT THERE.

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED AND WORK ON THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO START IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR AND BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT 18 MONTHS.

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ROAD CLOSURE IN SAU MAU PING * * *

THE SECTION OF TAK WO STREET BETWEEN THE PLAYGROUND AT THE CUL-DE-SAC AND THE PLAYGROUND OUTSIDE BLOCK 2 OF LOWER SAU MAU PING ESTATE WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 9) TO FACILITATE DRAINAGE WORKS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LAW COMMISSION OFFERS PROPOSALS ON STATEMENTS .................... 1

COMMENTS ON LAW REFORM COMMISSION REPORT INVITED ................. 4

FIFTH MEETING POSTPONED .......................................... 5

YWCA PRAISED FOR ROLE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE........................ 5

CS TO MEET THE MEDIA ............................................. 5

VISIT TO AIRPORT FIRE CONTINGENT ................................. 6

OFF FOR TALKS ON WEATHER ......................................... 6

YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL SITE FOR JAPANESE FIRM ................ . 6

HK TEAM RETURNING ................................................ 7

TUEN MUN TO GET NEW FIRE STATION ................................. 8

GAS WORKERS TAKE SPECIAL TRAINING COURSE ......................... 8

JOINT GRADUATION ................................................. 9

TENDERS INVITED TO OPERATE LIGHT REFRESHMENT KIOSK ............... 9

SELECT COMMITTEE TO MEET ........................................ 10

DRIVE TO CLEAN UP FRUIT MARKET .................................. 10

NEW YOUNG SINGING TALENT SOUGHT ................................. 11

STREET CLOSURE CONTINUES ........................................ 11

WATER STORAGE FIGURES............................................ 12

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LAW COMMISSION OFFERS PROPOSALS ON STATEMENTS

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THE LAW REFORM COMMISSION OF HONG KONG HAS SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNMENT A PACKAGE OF PROPOSALS COVERING ADMISSION OF STATEMENTS IN COURTS WHICH IT SAYS ARE ESSENTIAL IN TACKLING THE PROBLEM EFFECTIVELY - BUT WHICH WILL ALSO BE CONTROVERSIAL.

THE PROPOSALS PUT FORWARD BY THE COMMISSION ARE INTENDED TO DEAL WITH A FEATURE OF CRIMINAL TRIALS IN HONG KONG WHICH HAS IN RECENT YEARS BECOME A PROBLEM.

THIS IS THE VERY LARGE NUMBER OF CASES IN WHICH A CONFESSION STATEMENT MADE TO THE POLICE IS CHALLENGED AT TRIAL AND SOUGHT TO EE EXCLUDED FROM THE EVIDENCE ON THE GROUND THAT IT WAS IMPROPERLY OBTAINED.

THE PROPOSALS ARE BASED ON THE UNANIMOUS REPORT OF A SUBCOMMITTEE COMPOSED OF A HIGH COURT JUDGE, BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS AND NON-LAWYERS. IT WAS CHAIRED BY MR T.S. LO.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COMMISSION SAID THAT IN MAKING ITS RECOMMENDATIONS THE COMMISSION REALISES THAT +SOME OF THE PROPOSALS WILL BE CONTROVERSIAL.*

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HE SAID: + IT IS CONVINCED, HOWEVER, THAT IF THE PROBLEMS SURROUNDING THIS ASPECT OF HONG KONG’S SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ARE TO BE TACKLED EFFECTIVELY, THE-DOVETAIL I NG PROPOSALS IT HAS PUT FORWARD WILL HAVE TO BE IMPLEMENTED.*

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THE COMMISSION BELIEVES THE PACKAGE WOULD GO A LONG WAY TOWARDS ENSURING THAT SUSPECTS IN POLICE CUSTODY WERE PROPERLY TREATED.

THE COMMISSION ALSO BELIEVESi . i

* THE LARGE NUMBER OF TRIALS WITHIN A TRIAL - OR +VOIR DIRE* - THAT OCCUR AT PRESENT WOULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED I

* LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES’ TREATMENT OF SUSPECTS WOULD BE MORE STRICTLY CONTROLLED?

* JURIES WOULD BE ABLE TO HEAR COMMENT FROM THE JUDGE AND THE PROSECUTION, AS WELL AS THE DEFENCE, ON THE SILENCE OF THE ACCUSED WHEN QUESTIONED'BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES?

* SUSPECTS WOULD BE ABLE TO COMPLAIN MORE QUICKLY OF ALLEGED

mistreatment;

* THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONCOCTING FALSE ALLEGATIONS WOULD BE GREATLY REDUCED ?

* A CONFESSION STATEMENT WOULD MORE RARELY HAVE TO BE KEPT FROM THE JURY! AND

* THE JURY WOULD MORE OFTEN BE ENTRUSTED TO DECIDE WHETHER A CONFESSION STATEMENT WAS TRUE OR FALSE.

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HOWEVER, THE SPOKESMAN ALSO POINTED OUT THAT WHILE THE SUBCOMMITTEE WAS UNANIMOUS IN ITS VIEWS, THE COMMISSION ITSELF ONLY DECIDED BY A MAJORITY VOTE ON ONE OF THE PROPOSALS. THIS WAS WHETHER THE JURY SHOULD BE ENTITLED TO DRAW AN ADVERSE INFERENCE FROM AN ACCUSED’S REFUSAL TO ANSWER QUESTIONS PUT BY THE POLICE AND WHETHER THE JUDGE AND THE PROSECUTION, AS WELL AS THE DEFENCE, SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMMENT TO THE JURY ABOUT IT.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED: +THIS DIVISION OF OPINION REFLECTS THE DIFFERING VIEWS EXPRESSED BY LAWYERS HERE AND IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.*

BY A MAJORITY DECISION THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS THAT IN SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES THE JURY SHOULD BE ABLE TO DRAW AN ADVERSE INFERENCE AND THE JUDGE AND THE PROSECUTION SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO COMMENT.

IN MAKING THE RECOMMENDATION, THE COMMISSION MAINTAINS THAT THE ACCUSED PERSON SHOULD BE WARNED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THAT IF HE REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS THERE COULD BE ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES - THE JURY COULD INFER HE WAS TRYING TO CONCEAL HIS GUILT BUT THIS INFERENCE COULD NEVER ON ITS OWN LEAD TO A CONVICTION.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IN HONG KONG THE DEFENCE CHALLENGED THE ADMISSIBILITY OF CONFESSION STATEMENTS IN ALMOST 90 PER CENT OF CASES - AGAINST ONLY 10.5 PER CENT OF THE CASES IN THE CROWN COURT IN ENGLAND.

AND, IN HONG KONG, IN CASES WHERE THE PROSECUTION SEEKS TO RELY ON A CONFESSION STATEMENT, ALMOST HALF THE TIME OF THE COURT IS SPENT ON THE VOIR DIRE.

THE COMMISSION MAINTAINS THAT APART FROM THE TIME AND EXPENSE OF VOIR DIRES, THERE WERE THREE SERIOUS EFFECTS:

* PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN THE INTEGRITY AND COMPETENCE OF THE POLICE WAS UNDERMINED;

* THERE WAS THE SUSPICION THAT A CONSIDERABLE NUMBER OF DEFENDANTS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ACQUITTED IF THEIR CONFESSIONS HAD BEEN ADMITTED; AND

* PUBLIC CONCERN WAS INCREASED THAT THE ACCUSED WAS NOT RECEIVING FAIR TREATMENT AT THE HANDS OF THE POLICE.

THE CENTRAL RECOMMENDATION OF THE REPORT IS THAT WHERE THE PROSECUTION WISHES TO INTRODUCE A CONFESSION STATEMENT AT A TRIAL THE ACCUSED MUST BE BROUGHT BEFORE AN INDEPENDENT EXAMINER WITHIN 24 HOURS OF BEING CHARGED.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED: +THE EXAMINER WILL ASK THE ACCUSED A SERIES OF QUESTIONS DESIGNED TO ELICIT ANY COMPLAINTS AS TO HIS TREATMENT BY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.

+IF THE ACCUSED MAKES NO COMPLAINT AT THIS STAGE HIS STATEMENT BECOMES AUTOMATICALLY ADMISSIBLE AT THE TRIAL, WITHOUT THE NEED FDR A VOIR DIRE.

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+WHERE A COMPLAINT IS MADE TO THE EXAMINER, HE MAY TAKE STEPS TO ARRANGE FOR THE ACCUSED TO BE MEDICALLY EXAMINED AND TO REMOVE HIM FROM POLICE CUSTODY INTO THAT OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

+AT THE SUBSEQUENT TRIAL THE VOIR DIRE WILL BE HELD IN THE SAME MANNER AS AT PRESENT.+

THIS WOULD NOT PREVENT AN ACCUSED FROM CHALLENGING THE TRUTH OR ACCURACY OF ANY STATEMENT. BUT THE CHALLENGE WOULD HAVE TO BE MADE IN THE COURSE OF THE TRIAL AND IN THE PRESENCE OF THE JURY.

THE COMMISSION CONSIDERED IT ESSENTIAL THAT THE EXAMINER SHOULD BE INDEPENDENT OF THE POLICE, THE JUDICIARY AND THE PROSECUTION AUTHORITIES. HE SHOULD BE BILINGUAL AND HAVE THE SAME DEGREE OF AUTHORITY AND PUBLIC STANDING AS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.

+AN EXAMINER COULD BE EXPECTED TO UNDERTAKE HIS DUTIES FOR UP TO THREE HOURS ON ONE DAY A MONTH - SO A TOTAL OF AROUND 960 EXAMINERS WOULD BE NEEDED,♦ SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

THE COMMISSION BELIEVES THAT THE INTRODUCTION OF THE EXAMINER SYSTEM WOULD ACHIEVE A NUMBER OF MAJOR OBJECT IVESi

* IT WOULD PROVIDE A MEANS OF MONITORING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ;

X IT WOULD DISCOURAGE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM MALTREATING AN ACCUSED;

X IT WOULD REDUCE THE NUMBER OF VOIR DIRE PROCEEDINGS AND CUT COURT COSTS AND TIME;

* IT WOULD TEND TO DISCOURAGE FALSE ALLEGATIONS BY AN ACCUSED; AND

* THERE WOULD BE AN ENHANCEMENT OF THE PUBLIC IMAGE OF THE POLICE AND OF THEIR MORALE.

THE REPORT CONTAINS A LARGE NUMBER OF OTHER INTERCONNECTED PROPOSALS RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE POLICE TO QUESTION PEOPLE, WARNING GIVEN TO ACCUSED PERSONS, AND THE RIGHTS OF SUSPECTS HELD IN CUSTODY.

THE REPORT ALSO COVERS THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE STANDING ORDERS OF THE VARIOUS LAW ENFORCEMET AGENCIES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE COMMISSION AND ITS SUB-COMMITTEE HAD CARRIED OUT EXTENSIVE CONSULTATION WITH THE PROFESSIONAL LEGAL BODIES, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND INTERESTED ORGANISATIONS.

THE REPORT IS NOW ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN GIVEN A COPY.

+IT WILL BE FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO DECIDE WHETHER TO IMPLEMENT THE PROPOSALS,* SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

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COMMENTS ON LAW REFORM COMMISSION REPORT INVITED *******

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY THANKED THE LAW REFORM COMMISSION FOR ITS COMPREHENSIVE REPORT AND PROPOSALS COVERING CONFESSION STATEMENTS AND THEIR ADMISSIBILITY IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS, AND INVITED COMMENTS FROM BOTH THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND THE PUBLIC.

♦ SOME OF THE PROPOSALS ARE CONTROVERSIAL AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO INTENTION OF MAKING ANY DECISION ON THEM UNTIL THE VARIOUS ISSUES HAVE BEEN OPENLY DEBATED AND ALL COMMENTS CAREFULLY CONSIDERED,* HE SAID.

HE NOTED THAT THE PROPOSALS HAD BEEN MADE AFTER EXTENSIVE CONSULTATION WITH THE LEGAL PROFESSION, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES, WHO WERE ALSO REPRESENTED ON THE SUB-COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSION TO LOOK INTO THE ISSUE.

+THIS REPORT IS THE CULMINATION OF ALMOST FOUR YEARS OF WORK SINCE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND CHIEF JUSTICE ASKED THE COMMISSION TO CONSIDER CONFESSION STATEMENTS AND THEIR ADMISSIBILITY IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE QUESTIONS RAISED WERE 8

* TO WHAT EXTENT ARE CURRENT LAWS AND PROCEDURES ON CONFESSION STATEMENTS AS APPLIED IN HONG KONG SUITED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY, INCLUDING THOSE OF THE INDIVIDUAL? AND

* WHAT CHANGES, IF ANY, IN LAW OR PROCEDURE WERE NECESSARY OR DESIRABLE?

+WHILE THE SUB-COMMITTEE WHICH DRAFTED THE REPORT WAS UNANIMOUS IN ITS VIEWS, THE COMMISSION ITSELF WAS DIVIDED ON THE PROPOSAL THAT A JURY SHOULD BE ENTITLED TO DRAW AN ADVERSE INFERENCE FROM AN ACCUSED’S REFUSAL TO ANSWER POLICE QUESTIONS,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+IT IS WELL UNDERSTOOD THAT THIS IS A CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT IN HONG KONG AS WELL AS ELSEWHERE,* HE SAID. +GOVERNMENT REGARDS IT AS MOST IMPORTANT THAT THE MATTER RECEIVES A THOROUGH PUBLIC AIRING SO THAT INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION CAN PUT FORWARD THEIR VIEWS.*

THE SPOKESMAN SAID NO DEADLINE HAD BEEN FIXED FOR SUBMISSION CF COMMENTS AS THIS WOULD DEPEND ON GENERAL REACTION.

COMMENTS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, HONG KONG, HE SAID.

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FIFTH MEETING POSTPONED * * * *

THE TWO SIDES OF THE SINO-BRITISH LAND COMMISSION HAVE AGREED THAT THE DATE OF THE COMMISSION’S FIFTH MEETING WILL BE POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 17. THE POSTPONEMENT IS TO ENABLE FURTHER DETAILED STUDY OF BACKGROUND INFORMATION RELATED TO THE LAND DISPOSAL PROGRAMME.

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YWCA PRAISED FOR ROLE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE

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THE YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION HAS ACHIEVED GREAT SUCCESS IN ENCOURAGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO TAKE AN ACTIVE SHARE IN THE LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY, LADY YOUDE SAID THIS (MONDAY) EVENING.

SPEAKING AT THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY THANKSGIVING SERVICE OF THE HONG KONG Y.W.C.A. IN THE CITY HALL, LADY YOUDE SAID THIS WAS DONE THROUGH ITS YOUTH CENTRES, HOSTELS AND A SERIES OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING COURSES FOR YOUNG WORKING PEOPLE.

OVER THE YEARS, SHE SAID, THE ASSOCIATION HAD PROVIDED AN INCREASING RANGE OF PROGRAMMES AND SERVICES FOR ALL SECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY -- FROM NURSERIES FOR THE VERY YOUNG TO SOCIAL CENTRES FOR THE ELDERLY.

+DURING LAST YEAR, OVER 800 000 PEOPLE ENJOYED THE USE OF THESE FACILITIES. THIS IS IMPRESSIVE TESTIMONY TO THE CONTRIBUTION THE ASSOCIATION MAKES TO HONG KONG TODAY,+ SHE SAID.

SHE THEN THANKED ALL THOSE WHOSE EFFORTS AND ENTHUSIASM OVER THE YEARS HAD MADE THE ASSOCIATION A SUCCESS.

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CS TO MEET THE MEDIA * * *

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL MEET THE f*EDIA TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT 4 PM IN THE G IS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE SESSION.

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VISIT TO AIRPORT FIRE CONTINGENT

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THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS ARRANGING A PRESS VISIT TO THE AIRPORT FIRE CONTINGENT TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT 10 AM.

THE TOUR, ARRANGED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE TO THE AIRPORT MAIN FIRE STATION TO SEE THE SPECIALISED FIRE APPLIANCES AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO COVER THE EVENT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING BY 9.40 AM. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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OFF FOR TALKS ON WEATHER * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, MR PATRICK SHAM, LEFT HONG KONG THIS MORNING TO ATTEND THE EIGHTEENTH SESSION OF THE ESCAP-WMO TYPHOON COMMITTEE IN BEIJING.

THE COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW THE WORK IT DID THIS YEAR IN PROMOTING AND CO-ORDINATING EFFORTS TO MINIMISE TYPHOON DAMAGE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA.

THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO FORMULATE THE MEDIUM- TO LONG-TERM PLANS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE WARNING SERVICES TO MITIGATE DAMAGE CAUSED BY TYPHOONS.

MR SHAM WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG ON OCTOBER 15.

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YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL 9 ITE F0R JAPANESE FIRM

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A JAPANESE COMPANY TODAY (MONDAY) SIGNED A CONTRACT AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT FOR OVER 15 000 SQUARE PETRES OF LAND AT THE YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

THE PRESIDENT OF NIPPON HUME CONCRETE (HK) LIMITED, PR HIROSHI MIZOBE, THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION, MR JOHN YAXLEY, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CORPORATION, MR LI FOOK-WO, ATTENDED THE CEREMONY.

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THE AREA INVOLVED IS 15 741 SQUARE METRES AT A PREMIUM

CF $800 PER SQUARE METRE AND THE TOTAL LAND PREMIUM AMOUNTS TO $12 593 448. THE COMPANY, A SUBSIDIARY OF NIPPON HUME PIPE COMPANY LIMITED OF JAPAN, WILL PRODUCE PRETENSIONED SPUN HIGH STRENGTH CONCRETE PILES.

STATISTICS SHOW THAT OF THE 54.4 HECTARES OF INDUSTRIAL LAND AVAILABLE AT TAI PO ESTATE, 83 PER CENT HAS BEEN SOLD. AT YUEN LONG ESTATE, HOWEVER, 3.07 HECTARES OF THE TOTAL INDUSTRIAL LAND AREA HAS BEEN GRANTED - MOSTLY LAST YEAR. APPLICATIONS FOR AN ADDITIONAL 6.7 HECTARES ARE BEING PROCESSED.

WITH THE BIG DEMAND FOR LAND AT TAI PO THE PREMIUM THERE HAS INCREASED FROM $800 TO $950 PER SQUARE METRE.

_ RESENT AT TODAY’S CEREMONY WERE THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

CF NIPPON HUME, MR OSAMU TAKIYAMA, DIRECTORS OF THE COMPANY, W TAKESHI HIRAOKA, AND MR MINORU OKAWAUCHI, GENERAL MANAGER CF HKIEC, MR G.O. WHITTAKER, MANAGER OF HKIEC, MR FRANCIS LEUNG, AND FROM THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, MR PAUL WONG, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, W PHILIP MACKLEY, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, AND MR C.L. CHU, PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT.

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HK TEAM RETURNING * * *

THE HONG KONG TEAM ATTENDING THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL ABILYMPICS FOR THE DISABLED AT COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA, WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 9). THEY WILL TRAVEL ON SQ 1, ETA 8.10 AM.

THE TEAM, WHICH WON THREE GOLD, ONE SILVER AND ONE BRONZE MEDALS DURING THE ABILYMPICS, WILL MEET THE PRESS AT THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM ON ARRIVAL. THE COMMISSIONER FOR REHABILITATION, l“R MARTIN LEWIS, WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE DELEGATION, WILL ALSO EE PRESENT.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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TUEN MUN TO GET NEW FIRE STATION * * * X

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SUB-DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION ON A 2 650-SQUARE-METRE SITE OFF WONG CHU ROAD IN TUEN MUN.

THE NEW FOUR-STOREY STATION WILL INCLUDE FACILITIES SUCH AS A FOUR-BAY APPLIANCES ROOM, COMMUNICATION ROOM, EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT STORE, WORKSHOP, BARRACKS, CANTEEN, AN EXERCISE ROOM

AND STORES.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A DRILL YARD AND A DRILL TOWER.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER 1985 AND BE COMPLETED IN A YEAR.

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GAS WORKERS TAKE SPECIAL TRAINING COURSE *****

SOME 400 SERVING LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS WORKERS WILL BE TAKING A TRAINING COURSE OFFERED BY THE NEW GAS INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL.

THE EIGHT-DAY COURSE, SPREAD OVER EIGHT WEEKS, IS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE SKILLS STANDARD AND SAFETY AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE CF DOMESTIC GAS APPLIANCE INSTALLERS IN HONG KONG.

THE FIRST GROUP OF 96 WORKERS WHO STARTED THEIR TRAINING TODAY (MONDAY), LIKE ALL OTHER WORKERS ENROLLED IN THE COURSE, ARE SPONSORED BY THEIR EMPLOYERS.

EVERY WORKER WILL BE RELEASED ONE DAY EACH WEEK TO ATTEND THE COURSE. THIS IS A UNIQUE FEATURE OF THE COURSE AND IS DESIGNED TO MINIMISE DISRUPTION OF WORK.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL, DR FRANCIS TIEN SAID THAT THE RESPONSE FROM LOCAL LPG DEALERS AND CONTRACTORS WAS ENCOURAGING.

+IN THE INTERESTS OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CUSTOMERS’ PROTECTION, ALL WORKERS INVOLVED IN THE INSTALLATION OR SERVICES OF GAS APPLIANCES SHOULD BE PROPERLY TRAINED. THE FIRST PRIORITY OF THE GAS INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE IS TO TRAIN EXISTING WORKERS IN THE INDUSTRY IN THE CORRECT MEASURES TO BE TAKEN FOR THE SAFE INSTALLATION OF GAS APPLIANCES,* HE SAID, AFTER TOURING THE CENTRE WITH THE COUNCIL’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MR MORRIS MORGAN.

AFTER ALL 400 SERVING GAS WORKERS HAVE UNDERGONE THEIR TRAINING BY MID-1986, THE GAS INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE WILL OFFER A NEW ONE-YEAR, FULL-TIME COURSE OF GAS UTILISATION FITTERS FOR FORM 3 SCHOOL LEAVERS.

THE CENTRE IS ONE OF SEVEN INDUSTRIAL TRAINING CENTRES IN THE KWAI CHUNG TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX OPERATED BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL.

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JOINT GRADUATION

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A JOINT GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS WILL BE HELD AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL AT 11.30 AM TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN, AND UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR WONG LAM, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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TENDERS INVITED TO OPERATE LIGHT REFRESHMENT KIOSK X X X X X

THE URBAN COUNCIL IS INVITING TENDERS TO OPERATE A LIGHT REFRESHMENT KIOSK AT VICTORIA PEAK* GARDEN IN MOUNT AUSTIN ROAD, HONG KONG.

THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE AWARDED A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT FROM THE DATE OF SIGNING THE CONTRACT. THE CURRENT MONTHLY RENT IS HK«5,888.00.

TENDER FORMS AND FURTHER PARTICULARS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S CENTRAL DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE TOP FLOOR, CENTRAL MARKET BUILDING, 80, DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE AND PLACED BY HAND IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECEPTION COUNTER ON THE 12TH FLOOR OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), ICE HOUSE STREET, BEFORE 9 A.M. ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1985. LATE TENDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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SELECT COMMITTEE TO MEET M M * M

THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO EXAMINE TWO ISSUES IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAINTENANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS.

THESE ARE THE RESULTS OF A RECENT OPERATION BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AGAINST THE UNHYGIENIC HANDLING AND TRANSPORTATION OF FOOD AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR REFUSE DISPOSAL DURING THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE KWAI CHUNG INCINERATION PLANT FOR MAINTENANCE.

THE OPEN MEETING WILL START AT 2.30 PM AT THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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DRIVE TO CLEAN UP FRUIT MARKET

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SHOP OWNERS AT YAUMATEI’S FRUIT MARKET AT SHEK LUNG STREET TODAY (MONDAY) PUT UP BANNERS URGING SUPPORT FOR THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S MASSIVE CLEAN-UP IN THE AREA.

DURING THE WEEK-LONG OPERATION, ORGANISED BY THE YAUMATEI DISTRICT BOARD, A SPECIAL CLEANSING SQUAD OF 21 WORKERS WILL ATTEMPT TO CLEAR HEAPS OF RUBBISH FROM THE MARKET.

VEHICLES WITH LOUD SPEAKERS WILL ALSO BE DELIVERING KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN MESSAGES AND APPEALING TO PEOPLE TO KEEP THE PLACE CLEAN.

A USD SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE CLEAN-UP OPERATION WAS PART OF YAUMATEI DB’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT SCHEME AND NEEDED THE COOPERATION OF THE PUBLIC.

HE ADDED THAT PROSECUTION ACTION AGAINST LITTER-BUGS WOULD BE STEPPED UP AFTER THE OPERATION.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1985

NEW YOUNG SINGING TALENT SOUGHT * * *

THE YOUTH CHOIR AND THE CHINESE FOLK SINGING CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE FROM THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES ERANCH ARE LOOKING FOR NEW TALENT.

PERSONS, BETWEEN 15 AND 23 YEARS OLD, WHO CAN READ MUSIC REASONABLY WELL ARE WELCOME TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE YOUTH CHOIR AND THOSE BETWEEN SEVEN AND 12, CAN JOIN THE CHINESE FOLK SINGING CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE AS MEMBERS.

SINCE ITS INAUGURATION IN 1980, THE YOUTH CHOIR HAS BEEN UNDER INTENSIVE TRAINING BY INSTRUCTORS OF THE MUSIC OFFICE. OVER THE YEARS, THE CHOIR HAS DEVELOPED A POLISHED STYLE OF SINGING AND HAS BENEFITED CONSIDERABLY FROM THE ADVICE OF PROMINENT LOCAL AND OVERSEAS CHORAL CONDUCTORS.

THE CHINESE FOLK SINGING CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE WAS FORMED IN 1981 TO PROMOTE CHINESE FOLK SINGING. IT HAS SINCE PERFORMED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS, INTRODUCING A GREAT VARIETY OF CHINESE FOLK SONGS, INCLUDING SOME NOT OFTEN HEARD.

BOTH CHOIRS REHEARSE ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE MONG KOK MUSIC CENTRE OF THE MUSIC OFFICE-THE CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM AND THE YOUTH CHOIR FROM 4.30 PM TO 6.30 PM.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL MUSIC CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE ALL OVER HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS OCTOBER 21. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN AUDITION AT A LATER DATE.

FOR ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT MISS EUDORA CHIU (YOUTH CHOIR) AT 5-283257 AND MISS ELAINE CHAN (CHINESE FOLK SINGING ENSEMBLE) AT 3-7149255.

STREET CLOSURE CONTINUES * * * *

THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CHEUNG MOU STREET BETWEEN CHEUNG YEE STREET AND LAI CHI KOK ROAD, IMPLEMENTED IN CONNECTION WITH EMERGENCY REPAIR ARISING FROM THE BURSTING OF WATER MAINS, WILL CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS.

TRAFFIC FROM LAI CHI KOK ROAD HEADING FOR CHEUNG SHUN STREET WILL BE DIVERTED INTO TAI NAN WEST STREET AND CHEUNG YEE STREET.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURES * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 79.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 465.415 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 498.743 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 85.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1985

CONTaCTS PAGE no.

SIR DAVID STRESSES HE'S NEED FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE............ 1

ARRANGEMENTS FOR LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING OPailNG..... 4

FCO MINISTER TO VISIT HONG KONG ............................. 5

GOVERNOR TO VISIT URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ................. 6

URBCO CHAIRMAN LOBBIES AGAINST JENKINS BILL ................. 6

WORKING PARTY TO REVIEv HAWKER AND RELATED POLICIES.......... 8

LEGAL ACTION TO RECOVER COSTS FOR CLEAN-UP AT BEACHES ....... 9

FIRST PHASE OF MUSEUM PROJECT READY BY 1989 ................. 9

DISGRACEFUL LITTER-FESTS IN PARKS DEPLORED ................. 10

+RIP-OFF+ BARS UNDER CLOSE WATCH............................ 11

COUNCIL TO INTENSIFY LIBRARY EXPANSION PROGRAMME............ 12

OVERALL LAYOUT PLAN FOR KOWLOON PARK REVISED................ 13

LICENSING BOARD HAS POWER TO IMPOSE SPECIAL CONDITIONS ..... 14

UC ENSURES PROPER LIGHTING IN PARKS......................... 15

BOARD TO GIVE VIEWS ON ILLEGAL LARD BOILING................. 16

DB MEMBERS TOUR HO MAN TIN ................................. 17

MORE FISHERMEN'S CHILDREN RECEIVING EDUCATION .............. 17

BRIEFING ON TSING YI DEVELOPMENTS........................... 18

SEMINAR STAGED TO IMPROVE SKILLS AT MEETINGS ............... 18

SHA TIN DISTRICT COMMITTEE TO MEET ......................... 19

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY COMPLETED ..................... 19

VISIT TO FANNING HOME FOR THE ELDERLY ...................... 20

ENTRIES INVITED FOK SCHOOLS DANCE FESTIVAL ................. 21

ENTRIES INVITED FOR CARTOON COMPETITION .................... 22

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF INCINERATION PLANT .................... 22

DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED .................................... 23

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CHANGES IN WAN CHAI ...................... 23

CHATHAM ROAD RECONSTRUCTION ..............................   24

LORRY PARKING SPACES SUSPENDED ............................. 24

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1985

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SIR DAVID STRESSES HK*S NEED FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE *****

HONG KONG NEEDED ITS INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE — ENGLISH — IF IT WAS TO MAINTAIN ITS POSITION AS A COSMOPOLITAN BASE, WITH AN INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION, FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS INVOLVING CHINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE REGION, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY.

POINTING OUT THAT HE HAD HEARD IT SAID: +WHY BOTHER WITH ENGLISH, AFTER 1997 WE WON’T NEED IT,+ SIR DAVID TOLD THE CONVOCATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG: +THIS SIMPLISTIC APPROACH MUST BE CONTRADICTED WHENEVER IT EMERGES AND, IF PERSUASION IS NEEDED THEN LET ATTENTION BE DRAWN TO THE ENORMOUS EFFORT BEING PUT INTO ENGLISH TEACHING WITHIN CHINA ITSELF.+

SIR DAVID ALSO SAID THAT HONG KONG ENJOYED A SUSTAINED LONG PERIOD OF GROWTH THROUGHOUT A PERIOD OF STRAIN AND CRISIS IN MOST OF THE REST OF THE WORLD.

+BUT WE MUST KEEP IT THAT WAY. WE MUST KEEP AHEAD, AND CONTINUE TO PROVIDE GOODS AND SERVICES OF HIGHER QUALITY THAN OUR COMPETITORS. THE INSTITUTES OF HIGHER EDUCATION HAVE A VITAL PART TO PLAY IN THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

THESE INSTITUTES AND ALL LEVELS IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM HAD TO BE GEARED TO THIS CONCEPT OF MAINTAINING, AND STRENGTHENING HONG KONG’S ROLE IN THE REGION, AND, AS AN INTERNATIONAL CENTRE CF COMMERCE AND FINANCE, SIR DAVID SAID.

HE SAID THAT DURING THE PAST +ONE OR TWO YEARS* THE TIES BETWEEN HONG KONG’S TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS AND THOSE IN CHINA HAD BEEN GROWING. THESE VISITS AND COURSES OF STUDY HAD BECOME AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT IN THE DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA, AND, PROVIDED THEY COULD BE ACCOMMODATED WITHOUT DEPRIVING HONG KONG’S OWN GRADUATE STUDENTS, WAS A DEVELOPMENT TO BE WELCOMED, HE SAID.

AS PART OF THE CHANGING SCENE IN HONG KONG’S VOLATILE AND LIVELY SOCIETY, SIR DAVID SAID, A QUIET REVOLUTION HAD TAKEN PLACE IN THE EFFORT THAT THE COMMUNITY HAD BEEN PUTTING INTO DEVELOPING THOSE ORGANISATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS WHICH SUPPORTED HONG KONG’S TRADE AND INDUSTRY AND, THEREFORE, THE ECONOMY.

+NOTHING COULD BE MORE IMPORTANT, FOR, WITHOUT ECONOMIC STRENGTH AND GROWTH AND WITHOUT ADAPTATION TO A SHIFTING INTERNATIONAL SITUATION, WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SUPPORT SOCIAL PROGRESS, AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT WOULD BE MEANINGLESS,* SIR DAVID SAID.

+MUCH BETTER TO THINK ABOUT SOCIAL PROGRESS AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT WHEN THE ORDER BOOKS ARE FULL, EXPORTS ARE GROWING AND THE RICE BOWL IS FULL’*

/THE OBfiANISATICNS..........

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THE ORGANISATIONS, HE SAID, ARE THE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT BOARD, THE PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL AND THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, AND, IN TRAINING AND EDUCATION, THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE EDUCATION COMMISSION.

THESE BODIES JOINTLY PROMOTED DEVELOPMENT, IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY TRAINING AND EXPERTISE, TRADE PROMOTION, AND EDUCATION AND RESEARCH. MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE COUNCILS SAT ON ALL OF THEM, THUS ENSURING THAT THERE WAS'AN INTERLOCKING RELATIONSHIP AND COORDINATION BETWEEN THEM AND THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, SIR DAVID SAID.

SIR DAVID SAID THAT HONG KONG’S STRENGTH AND CONFIDENCE CAME NOT ONLY FROM THE WRITTEN FORMAL DOCUMENT ABOUT ITS FUTURE, BUT FROM MANY OTHER SOURCES. MOREOVER, HONG KONG COULD DRAW STRENGTH FROM ITS PAST EXPERIENCE.

HISTORICALLY, HONG KONG HAD OVERCOME +MANY PERIODS OF GREAT DIFFICULTY AND HARDSHIP AND HAD TACKLED PROBLEMS OF GREAT MAGNITUDE WITH COURAGE, INGENUITY AND ENDURANCE.+

THIS, HE SAID, GAVE HONG KONG +SOME MEASURE OF STRENGTH TO FACE THE FUTURE.*

SOCIALLY, HONG KONG HAD SET PRACTICAL STANDARDS OF CARE FOR THE DISABLED, THE SICK AND THE ELDERLY AND THOSE IN SPECIAL NEED, AND PURSUED A GOAL TO BUILD HOMES FOR EVERY FAMILY IN NEED CF A SELF-CONTAINED HOME.

+BUT WE HAVE SET THESE AS PRACTICAL AND ATTAINABLE OBJECTIVES AND BECAUSE OF THEM, THE TAXPAYER IS NOT BURDENED WITH A VAST AND UNCONTROLLABLE SYSTEM OF SO-CALLED WELFARE PAYMENTS, WHICH ARE PAID REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ARE REQUIRED OR NOT,+ HE SAID.

ECONOMICALLY, BY DELIBERATELY DISCOURAGING GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION AND INTERFERENCE AND BY LOW TAXATION AND DISTRIBUTION CF COSTS, HONG KONG HAD DEVELOPED A RESILIENT AND PRACTICAL ECONOMY WHICH HAD ENCOURAGED INITIAL INVESTMENT, AND, THEREAFTER, REINVESTMENT OF PROFITS, FOLLOWED BY FURTHER EXPANSION.

INSTITUTIONALLY, SYSTEMS HAD BEEN INTRODUCED AND DELIBERATELY DEVELOPED TO CREATE A REASONABLY SENSITIVE AND RESPONSIBLE MECHANISM OF GOVERNMENT WHICH LISTENED OBJECTIVELY TO PEOPLE’S IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS.

+AND, WE HAVE BUILT IN SYSTEMS TO REDRESS GRIEVANCES, COMPLAINTS AND MALFUNCTIONS AT VARIOUS LEVELS THROUGHOUT THE STRUCTURE.

+l SUBMIT THAT WE NEED NOT FEEL APOLOGETIC ABOUT THE VARIOUS MECHANISMS WE HAVE CONTRIVED TO ENABLE US TO ACHIEVE THOSE RESULTS,* HE SAID.

/THE MUTUAL .......

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THE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, THE AREA COMMITTEES, THE DISTRICT BOARDS, THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AND THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE CFFICE OF MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS CONSTITUTED A HIERARCHY OF INSTITUTIONS, CONTRIBUTING CONSTRUCTIVE IDEAS AND ADVICE AND DEALING WITH PROBLEMS AND TROUBLE SHOOTING AT PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVELS.

+IT IS AN ELABORATE SYSTEM, IT FUNCTIONS HOUR BY HOUR, AND DAY BY DAY, QUIETLY AND UNOBSTRUSIVELY CORRECTING INJUSTICE, IMPROVING LIFE, OR PERHAPS SIMPLY HOLDING BACK AN INEVITABLE DECLINE, SHOULD WE EVER CEASE TO CARE FOR THIS CROWDED CITY OF OURS,* SIR DAVID SAID.

IF HE WERE TO SPEAK OF THE RECENT ELECTIONS HE WOULD DO SO IN THE SAME WAY, SIR DAVID SAID, TRACING THEIR ORIGIN NOT IN A RUSH TOWARDS DEMOCRACY, BUT IN A PROGRESSIVE BUILDING UP OF INSTITUTIONS WHICH SUIT HONG KONG AND ITS PEOPLE.

SIR DAVID SAID THAT HE HAD A STRONG CONVICTION THAT HONG KONG HAD THE ABILITY +TO ENSURE THAT THE BLACK AND WHITE OF THE JOINT DECLARATION BECOMES A LIVING REALITY.*

+WE CAN TAKE UP THIS CHALLENGE, GRASP THE OPPORTUNITY AND GO ON BUILDING HONG KONG AS ONE OF THE GREAT CITIES OF THE WORLD CR WE COULD LET IT DRIFT.

+ TO GO ON BUILDING AND IMPROVING WE NEED CONTINUOUSLY TO STRENGTHEN, ADAPT AND DEVELOP OUR INSTITUTIONS TO MATCH CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES} AVOID UNNECESSARY COMPLICATION AND NEEDLESS INTERFERENCE IN THE ECONOMY AND BUSINESS OPERATION? ENSURE OUR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS PRODUCE A QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF GRADUATES.

+IF WE HOLD FAST TO THE PRACTICAL ATTITUDES AND THE IDEALS THAT HAVE RESULTED IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF HONG KONG TODAY, THERE IS NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT HONG KONG CANNOT GO ON TO GREATER HEIGHTS IN THE FUTURE,* SIR DAVID SAID.

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ARRANGEMENTS FOR LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING OPENING * * * * *

THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE OPENING OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING AND THE OPENING OF THE 1985-86 LEGISLATIVE SESSION WERE ANNOUNCED TODAY.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT WITH EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 30 THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER WOULD BE HOUSED IN THE FORMER SUPREME COURT BUILDING IN JACKSON ROAD WHICH WILL BE KNOWN AS THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING.

THE OPENING OF THE BUILDING BY THE GOVERNOR WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE PIAZZA TO THE WEST OF THE BUILDING AT 4.15 PM THAT DAY IN THE PRESENCE OF THE MINISTER OF STATE AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, MR TIMOTHY RENTON J THE CHIEF JUSTICE, SIR DENYS ROBERTS! AND MEMBERS AND IMMEDIATE PAST MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

THE GOVERNOR WILL UNVEIL A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE WILL UNVEIL A PLAQUE GIVING A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BUILDING. THERE WILL BE FACILITIES FOR THE MEDIA TO COVER THE PROCEEDINGS, AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO WITNESS IT.

FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY, THE OPENING OF THE 1985-86 SESSION CF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER IN THE PRESENCE OF THE MINISTER OF STATE, MEMBERS CF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, INVITED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA.

THE PROCEEDINGS IN THE CHAMBER WILL COMMENCE AT 4.40 PM WITH THE SWEARING-IN OF NEW MEMBERS AND VALEDICTORIES FOR THOSE WHO HAVE RETIRED FROM THE COUNCIL AT THE END OF THE 1984-85 SESSION.

THE GOVERNOR WILL THEN DELIVER HIS ANNUAL ADDRESS TO THE COUNCIL.

THE ENTIRE PROCEEDINGS WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON TELEVISION AND RADIO AND THERE WILL ALSO BE FACILITIES FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO WITNESS THE PROCEEDINGS FROM TELEVISION MONITORS PLACED IN A COMMITTEE ROOM OF THE CHAMBER. THE PROCEEDINGS IN THE CHAMBER WILL BE COMPLETED BY 6.30 PM.

THE GOVERNOR WILL THEN ENTERTAIN THE MINISTER OF STATE, MEMBERS OF THE TWO COUNCILS AND OTHER PROMINENT MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AT A RECEPTION TO BE HELD IN THE BUILDING.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE CONVERSION OF THE BUILDING TO ITS NEW ROLE HAD BEEN UNDERTAKEN AT A COST OF $40 MILLION.

/IN ADDITION .......

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IN ADDITION TO THE CHAMBER AND ITS COMMITTEE ROOMS, THE BUILDING’S FACILITIES INCLUDE THE OFFICES OF THE COUNCIL AND FACILITIES FOR MEMBERS AND THE UMELCO STAFF. THERE ARE ALSO PRESS AND PUBLIC GALLERIES, A PRESS ROOM, AND FACILITIES FOR BROADCASTING BY TELEVISION AND RADIO.

NOTE TO EDITORS?

A MEDIA PREVIEW OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING AND ITS FACILITIES HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR SATURDAY (OCTOBER 26) AT 10 AM. YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO THE PREVIEW. THEY SHOULD ASSEMBLE OUTSIDE THE BUILDING ON CHATER ROAD NO LATER THAN 9.45 AM THAT DAY. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

DETAILS OF THE MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS FOR COVERING THE OPENING CF THE BUILDING AND THE NEW LEGCO SESSION WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

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VISIT HONG KONG M

FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE HONG KONG, MR TIMOTHY RENTON,

FCO MINISTER TO * *

THE MINISTER OF STATE AT THE WITH SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR WILL VISIT HONG KONG BETWEEN OCTOBER 27 AND 31.

THIS WILL BE MR RENTON’S FIRST VISIT TO THE TERRITORY SINCE TAKING UP HIS POST IN SEPTEMBER.

DURING HIS STAY MR RENTON WILL HAVE TALKS WITH THE GOVERNOR, SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND MEET MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS AS WELL AS REPRESENTATIVES OF A WIDE CROSS SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY.

ON OCTOBER 30, MR RENTON WILL ATTEND THE OPENING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING AND THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

DETAILS OF MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS DURING HIS VISIT WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1935

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GOVERNOR TO VISIT URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, IS TO VISIT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON.

HE WILL FIRST ARRIVE AT THE USD HEADQUARTERS FOR A BRIEFING BY SENIOR OFFICERS ON THE VARIOUS FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. AS PART OF THE VISIT HE WILL BE TAKEN TO PEI HO STREET IN SHAM SHU I PO TO SEE THE HAWKER PROBLEMS AND THE GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS AT WORK THERE.

PO MARKET WHICH STATIC HAWKER

SIR EDWARD WILL ALSO TOUR THE OLD SHAM SHU I IS DUE FOR REDEVELOPMENT AND INSPECT THE SURVEYED

STALLS ALONG KI LUNG STREET.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE GOVERNOR’S VISIT TO SHAM SHU I PO TOMORROW. SIR EDWARD IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT THE JUNCTION OF PEI HO STREET AND LAI CHI KOK ROAD AT ABOUT 4 PM. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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URBCO CHAIRMAN LOBBIES AGAINST JENKINS BILL XXX

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, TODAY CALLED ON SAN FRANCISCO FOR ITS SUPPORT IN TURNING THE TIDE OF PROTECTIONISM NOW SPREADING IN THE UNITED STATES.

MR CHEONG-LEEN, HEADING A FIVE-MEMBER DELEGATION FROM THE COUNCIL ON THE LAST LEG OF A TWO-WEEK WORKING VISIT TO CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES, WAS ADDRESSING A MEETING OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

HE SAID: +HONG KONG IS AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF FREE MARKET ECONOMY AND HONOURS TO THE FULL ITS COMMITMENTS UNDER THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE (GATT). HONG KONG DOES NOT LEVY IMPORT DUTIES, NOR DOES IT MAINTAIN ANY RESTRICTIONS ON MARKETS. IT IS AGAINST ALL FORMS OF CONTROL WHICH ACT AS IMPEDIMENTS TO TRADE.

+THUS, WE IN HONG KONG ARE MOST DISMAYED BY THE JENKINS BILL BECAUSE THE BILL SEEKS TO IMPOSE RESTRAINTS ON TEXTILE IMPORTS UNDER THE MULTI-FIBRE AGREEMENT (MFA).+

/MR CHiWG-LEEN ......

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1?85

MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THE JENKINS BILL WAS IN SHARP CONFLICT WITH THE GATT, THE MFA AND WITH BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MANY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

+ IT IS DISCRIMINATORY AND IF ENACTED WOULD MARK THE END OF THE OPEN MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM AND EXACERBATE FRICTIONS BETWEEN DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

+AS AN INTERNATIONAL CITY ON THE PACIFIC RIM, WE LOOK TO SAN FRANCISCO TO EXERCISE WHAT IT HAS IN ABUNDANCE, IMAGINATION AND LEADERSHIP, IN TURNING THE TIDE OF PROTECTIONISM NOW SPREADING IN YOUR COUNTRY,* HE SAID.

TURNING TO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO AND HONG KONG, MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THE TWO CITIES HAD MUCH IN COMMON AND MANY MUTUAL INTERESTS.

+OUR TWO CITIES ARE INTERNATIONAL SEAPORTS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE PACIFIC. BOTH CITIES DEPEND ON TRADE, BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY AS THEIR ECONOMIC LIFELINES.

+WE ARE EQUALLY HARD-WORKING , EVER-STRIVING AND DYNAMIC CITIES WHERE PROSPERITY AND PROGRESS ARE THE HONEST REWARDS OF OUR ENDEAVOURS,* HE SAID.

MR CHEONG-LEEN POINTED OUT THAT SAN FRANCISCO, WITH ITS STRATEGIC LOCATION AND ITS SIZEABLE ASIAN POPULATION, HAD HISTORICALLY BEEN AMERICA’S KEY LINK WITH THE ORIENT.

+ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PACIFIC, THE ADVANTAGES OF HONG KONG AS AN AMERICAN TRADING STEPPING-STONE INTO CHINA ARE OBVIOUS. HONG KONG IS SITUATED ABOUT 130 KILOMETRES SOUTHEAST OF THE CHINESE SOUTHERN COMMERCIAL CENTRE OF GUANGZHOU (OTHERWISE KNOWN AS CANTON). HONG KONG’S LOCATION IS ALL THE MORE STRATEGIC NOW FOR HAVING THE SHENZHEN SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE SITTING ON ITS BORDER. IN FACT, MOST CF THE OUTSIDE INVESTMENTS IN SHENZHEN ARE BY HONG KONG INTERESTS,* HE SAID.

IN CONCLUSION, MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID: +HONG KONG PLACES THE HIGHEST VALUE ON ITS TRADING RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES, SAN FRANCISCO IN PARTICULAR. THE USA IS OUR MAJOR TRADING PARTNER, AND WE HOPE THAT OUR CLOSE TRADE TIES WILL CONTINUE TO GROW IN THE FUTURE. WE WELCOME YOUR SELLING MORE TO HONG KONG AND TO CHINA THROUGH HONG KONG.*

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WORKING PARTY TO REVIEW HAWKER AND RELATED POLICIES

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THE REPORT OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S WORKING PARTY TO REVIEW HAWKER AND RELATED POLICIES WILL BE MADE PUBLIC EARLY NEXT MONTH, SAID MRS ELSIE ELLIOTT TU, CHAIRPERSON OF THE WORKING PARTY, TODAY.

SHE TOLD THE COUNCIL AT ITS MONTHLY OPEN MEETING THAT THE REPORT WOULD INITIALLY BE MADE PUBLIC THROUGH THE MEDIA AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER IT WAS TRANSLATED, PRINTED AND PHYSICALLY WITH THE COUNCIL.

SHE EMPHASIZED THAT THE REPORT DID NOT CONTAIN ANY DECISIONS.

+THE WORKING PARTY DID NOT DECIDE THAT THIS SHOULD BE DONE, OR THAT SHOULD NOT BE DONE. ALL IT HAS DONE IS TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS — AND I STRESS THE WORD RECOMMENDATIONS,* SHE SAID.

+THE REPORT IS IN FACT WHAT WE HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG — A CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ... A DOCUMENT THAT WILL BE TAKEN TO THE DISTRICT BOARDS AND VARIOUS OTHER AUTHORITIES FOR DISCUSSIONS AND SUBSEQUENT REFINEMENT AS AND WHEN VIABLE COUNTER-SUGGESTIONS EMERGE FROM THIS PROCESS OF CONSULTATION.*

IN A MESSAGE TO ALL HAWKERS, WHETHER LEGAL OR ILLEGAL, MRS ELLIOTT TU SAID THE PUBLICATION OF THE REPORT WOULD NOT CHANGE THEIR PRESENT SITUATION.

+ALL EXISTING POLICIES AND REGULATIONS WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN IN OPERATION — AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE ENFORCED BY THE GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT,* SHE SAID.

+NOTHING IN THE SITUATION OF ANY HAWKER, LEGAL OR ILLEGAL, CAN CHANGE UNTIL THE OPINIONS OF ALL INTERESTED PARTIES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY THE WORKING PARTY, HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED, AND WHERE ACCEPTABLE, TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT, AND THE RESULTING RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN FULLY APPROVED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE GOVERNMENT.

+UNTIL THEN, THE PROPOSALS PUT FORWARD IN THE REPORT ARE JUST IDEAS FOR CONSIDERATION. THEY WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE ADOPTED, AND UNLESS AND UNTIL THEY ARE, THE STATUS QUO WILL CONTINUE.*

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LEGAL ACTION TO RECOVER COSTS FOR CLEAN-UP AT BEACHES

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LEGAL ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO RECOVER THE COSTS OF THE CLEAN-UP OPERATION ON HONG KONG’S BEACHES FOLLOWING THE OIL POLLUTION CASE LAST JULY.

THIS WAS REPORTED AT TODAY’S URBAN COUNCIL MEETING BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE RECREATION SELECT COMMITTEE, MR HOWARD YOUNG, WHO SAID THAT THE COUNCIL’S SHARE OF THE +BILL+ WAS ABOUT $1 MILLION.

CLEAN-UP OPERATIONS TOOK SEVEN DAYS, SAID MR YOUNG, WITH THE WORST-AFFECTED BEACHES BEING DEEP WATER BAY, REPULSE BAY AND TURTLE COVE.

THE SHIP CONCERNED, THE +FORTA DURBAN,* WHICH RAN AROUND ON NGAN CHAU (ROUND ISLAND), HAD ORIGINALLY BEEN ARRESTED, BUT LATER WAS RELEASED WHEN SUFFICIENT ALTERNATIVE SECURITY WAS PROVIDED BY THE OWNERS, HE ADDED.

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FIRST PHASE OF MUSEUM PROJECT READY BY 1989

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THE FIRST PHASE OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S PERMANENT MUSEUM PROJECT, THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY 1989, THE ACTING CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL, MR H.M.G. FORSGATE, SAID TODAY.

ADDRESSING THE COUNCIL’S MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING, HE SAID IT WOULD BE + A MUSEUM OF THE 21ST CENTURY FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE SO’S AND 9O’S.+

+BESIDES BEING A MUSEUM IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE, IT WILL SERVE AN IMPORTANT SEMI-EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE AND SO HELP RAISE THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL STANDARDS OF HONG KONG.*

MR FORSGATE SAID A FIVE-MEMBER COUNCIL DELEGATION WAS CURRENTLY ON A WORKING TRIP TO NORTH AMERICA TO ENSURE THAT THE PROJECT WOULD INCORPORATE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND BECOME AN INNOVATIVE JOINT PROJECT FULLY WORTHY OF A FORWARD-LOOKING CITY LIKE HONG KONG.

+FOR THIS REASON, THE GROUP IS SEEKING EXPERT VIEWS ON EXHIBIT PHILOSOPHY AND DESIGN, DISPLAY TECHNIQUE, MANAGEMENT, STAFFING AND THE OPERATION OF MODERN MUSEUM.*

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HE SAID THERE WOULD BE NO CONSTRAINTS ON IMAGINATION AND FLAIR IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION — ONLY ON FINANCE, BUT HE STRESSED THAT THE COUNCIL WOULD GET THE GREATEST VALUE POSSIBLE FOR THE BUDGETED $150 MILLION FOR THE PROJECT.

+THE WORKING PARTY HAS ALREADY MADE GAINFUL VISITS TO THE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY IN VANCOUVER AND THE ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE IN TORONTO, AND WILL CONCLUDE A HECTIC PROGRAMME BY VISITING THE EXPLORATOR I UM MUSEUM AND THE ASIAN ART MUSEUM IN SAN FRANCISCO,+ HE SAID.

TURNING TO ANOTHER FIVE-MEMBER DELEGATION HEADED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, WHICH WAS ALSO PRESENTLY ON A WORKING VISIT TO NORTH AMERICA, MR FORSGATE SAID THIS GROUP HAD THE TWOFOLD AIM OF PROMOTING HONG KONG AND STUDYING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN MUNICIPAL SERVICES THERE.

HE SAID THAT IN VIEW OF THE COUNCIL’S FULL SUPPORT TO HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION IN EXPO ’86, THE FIRST STOP OF THE TOP-LEVEL MISSION IN THEIR BUSY SCHEDULE WAS VANCOUVER WHERE THEY VISITED THE EXPO SITE TO SEE THE MODULE OF THE IMAGINATIVE HONG KONG PAVILION.

+1 AM CONFIDENT THAT HONG KONG WILL MAKE ITS MARK IN VANCOUVER, SHOWING THE WORLD A GLIMPSE OF THE ENORMOUS VITALITY THAT IS THE SECRET OF THE HONG KONG MIRACLE,* HE SAID.

THE URBAN COUNCIL PARTY HAD ALSO ACCEPTED AN INVITATION TO VISIT TORONTO AND SAN FRANCISCO, TWO OTHER NORTH AMERICAN CITIES WITH A SIGNIFICANT ETHNIC CHINESE POPULATION, TO RENEW CULTURAL AND OTHER LINKS AS WELL AS TO AGAIN UPDATE THEMSELVES ON THE LATEST IN CITY SERVICES, HE ADDED.

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DISGRACEFUL LITTER-FESTS IN PARKS DEPLORED * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL WILL IN FUTURE CONSIDER ASSIGNING A TASK FORCE OF LITTER WARDENS TO ITS PARKS, WITH SUMMONSES READY TO PREVENT A REPEAT OF THE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR EVIDENT IN THE RECENT MID-AUTUMN FESTIVALS ORGANISED BY THE COUNCIL AT THE VICTORIA AND THE KO SHAN PARKS.

THIS WAS STATED TODAY BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ENTERTAINMENT SELECT COMMITTEE, MR STEPHEN LAU, AT THE COUNCIL’S MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING.

MR LAU DEPLORED THE HUGE AMOUNT OF LITTER LEFT BEHIND BY VISITORS TO THE TWO PARKS, WHICH HE DESCRIBED AS + A BLOT ON THE COMMUNITY*.

/concerning the........

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1985

CONCERNING THE MESS AT VICTORIA PARK, HE SAID: +IT IwOULD SEEM THAT A SMALL BUT SELFISH GROUP OF PARENTS LET THEIR CHILDREN BEHAVE EXACTLY AS THEY WISHED, THROWING RUBBISH AROUND THE PARK WILLY NILLY WITHOUT A THOUGHT OF CIVIC PRIDE -- AND WITHOUT A THOUGHT OF PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE NEED TO SET A GOOD EXAMPLE.

+ALSO, IT SEEMS INESCAPABLE THAT PARENTS THEMSELVES ALSO TURNED INTO LITTERBUGS FOR THE FESTIVAL, LEADING THE WAY IN A DISGRACEFUL LITTER-FEST.+

TO COPE WITH THE MESS AT VICTORIA PARK, MR LAU SAID THAT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAD TO MOBILISE NO FEWER THAN 24 EXTRA CLEANSING STAFF, TAKING THE TOTAL NUMBER ON CLEAN-UP WORK THERE TO 39 WORKERS.

♦THESE PEOPLE HAD TO WORK FROM SEVEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING UNTIL SIX THAT NIGHT TO GATHER UP AND TAKE AWAY A TOTAL OF 720 LARGE BAGS OF RUBBISH,+ HE SAID.

AT KO SHAN PARK, 60 BAGS OF LITTER HAD TO BE GATHERED COMPARED WITH THE USUAL DAILY COLLECTION OF 20 BASKETS.

MR LAU SAID: +THE COUNCIL’S AIM IN STAGING THESE FESTIVALS IS TO PROVIDE GOOD, CLEAN FUN FOR THE FAMILY --AND I EMPHASIZE THE WORD +CLEAN+ -- BUT NOT TO TURN OUR PARKS INTO THE RUBBISH-STREWN MESSES THAT WE FOUND TO OUR DISGUST TWO FORTN IGHTS.__AGO.J-

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+RIP-OFF+ BARS UNDER CLOSE WATCH

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WITH THE HELP OF THE CONSUMER COUNCIL AND THE POLICE FORCE, THE LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD HAS FULL DETAILS OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST +RIP-OFF+ BARS AND THE ESTABLISHMENTS CONCERNED.

+THE BOARD IS NOW WATCHING THESE PREMISES CLOSELY AND WILL NOT STAND IDLY BY AND ALLOW THEM TO CONTINUE FLEECING UNSUSPECTING TOURISTS,* SAID MR PETER C.K. CHAN, CHAIRMAN OF THE LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD, WHEN ADDRESSING THE OPEN MEETING CF THE URBAN COUNCIL TODAY.

HE REPEATED THE BOARD’S RECENT PUBLIC WARNING THAT ANY CONVICTION UNDER THE RELEVANT REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE BOARD’S POWER MAY LEAD TO THE TERMINATION OF THE LICENCE OF THE PREMISES CONCERNED.

/IN HIS ........

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IN HIS STATEMENT, MR CHAN QUOTED SOME FIGURES WHICH VIVIDLY ILLUSTRATED HOW WIDESPREAD THE PROBLEM HAD BECOME, AND HOW SAVAGELY THESE UNSCRUPULOUS BAR OPERATORS HAD GOUGED INTO THE POCKETS OF THE UNWARY.

+ONE PARTICULAR ESTABLISHMENT, APPARENTLY OPERATING MORE AS A DISCOTHEQUE THAN A BAR, HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN SIX

ACCUSATIONS OF OVERCHARGING INVOLVING

US$6 000 AND HK$9 930 ANOTHER ESTABLISHMENT WHICH OPERATES

HAS BEEN NAMED IN 11 COMPLAINTS INVOLVING

PLUS US$700 ANOTHER ESTABLISHMENT WHICH IS SIMPLY BEEN NAMED IN EIGHT CHARGES OF OVERCHARGING

AS A CLUB HK$32 000 A BAR HAS

INVOLVING HK$21 753 PLUS US$400.

+THE WORST OFFENDERS ARE NINE BARS AND OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS IN TSIM SHA TSUI WHICH HAVE BEEN NAMED IN A TOTAL OF 85 COMPLAINTS INVOLVING NO LESS THAN HK$202 191.80 AND US$8 100,+ HE SAID.

MR CHAN TOLD THE COUNCIL THAT THE BOARD HAS REQUESTED DETAILS OF ANY RIP-OFFS INVOLVING OTHER LICENSED PREMISES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE HARBOUR, AND A CLOSE WATCH IS BEING MADE TO SEE WHETHER THERE ARE OTHER OFFENDERS JOINING IN THE RIP-OFF GAME.

+THE ACTIONS OF THESE UNSCRUPULOUS OPERATORS HAVE DONE MUCH TO BESMIRCH THE REPUTATION OF HONG KONG AS A TOURIST ATTRACTION, SINCE THE BOARD NOW HAS INFORMATION THAT REPORTS HAVE BEEN PRINTED IN MANY OVERSEAS NEWSPAPERS WARNING WOULD-BE TOURIST ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING GROSSLY OVER-CHARGED AND, FURTHER, FACING INTIMIDATION AND THREATS IF THEY PATRONISE THESE BARS.

+THUS THE FINE NAME OF HONG KONG HAS BEEN DRAGGED IN THE MUD OF INTERNATIONAL PUBLICITY THANKS TO THE GREED AND UNSCRUPULOUSNESS OF A FEW SELFISH PEOPLE,+ HE ADDED.

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COUNCIL TO INTENSIFY LIBRARY EXPANSION PROGRAMME

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THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS DECIDED TO INTENSIFY ITS LIBRARY EXPANSION PROGRAMME AND TO DEFER CONSIDERATION OF MORE SPECIALISED SERVICES SUCH AS TOY LIBRARIES TO A LATER DATE, wHEN THE NEED FOR MORE TRADITIONAL LIBRARY SERVICES IS MORE ADEQUATELY CATERED FOR.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL’S LIBRARIES SELECT COMMITTEE, MR LAM CHAK-PIU, SAID THIS TODAY AT THE COUNCIL’S OPEN MEETING IN REPLY TO A QUESTION BY MISS CECILIA YEUNG CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF TOY LIBRARIES IN THE COUNCIL’S LIBRARIES.

/MR LAM .......

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1985

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MR LAM POINTED OUT THERE WAS AT PRESENT A WIDESPREAD DEMONSTRATED DEMAND FOR MORE LIBRARIES OF THE TRADITIONAL KIND IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS AND IT WAS NECESSARY TO STRENGTHEN THE BOOKSTOCK OF THE EXISTING LIBRARIES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF RESIDENTS.

HE SAID THE REVISED LIBRARY EXPANSION PROGRAMME CALLS FOR, OVER THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS, THE SETTING UP OF FOUR NEW DISTRICT LIBRARIES AND ONE ARTS LIBRARY, THE REPROVISIONING CF SEVEN DISTRICT LIBRARIES, THE PROVISION OF SIX SMALL LIBRARIES, THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY HALL HIGH BLOCK INTO A CENTRAL LIBRARY FOR HONG KONG ISLAND AND THE ACQUISITION CF SOME 1.2 MILLION ITEMS OF BOOKS AND AUDIO-VISUAL LIBRARY MATERIALS REPRESENTING AN EXPENDITURE OF $48.78 MILLION.

+THIS LIBRARIES EXPANSION PROGRAMME REPRESENTS A SUBSTANTIAL FINANCIAL COMMITMENT TO THE COUNCIL, AND THE LIBRARIES SELECT COMMITTEE CONSIDERS THAT IT WOULD NOT BE ADVISABLE TO DIVERT SCARCE FINANCIAL AND MANPOWER RESOURCES TO OTHER TYPES OF LIBRARIES SERVICES,* HE SAID.

+TOY LIBRARIES ARE BETTER CATERED FOR BY WELFARE OR VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND I UNDERSTAND SOME AGENCIES DO PROVIDE PLAY TOY CORNERS IN THEIR CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRES.*

HOWEVER, MR LAM SAID CHILDREN WERE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN A WIDE VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES AS PART OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S ON-GOING LIBRARY EXTENSION ACTIVITIES.

+IN ADDITION, INTELLECTUAL GAMES SUCH AS CHINESE CHESS, INTERNATIONAL CHESS, SCRABBLE, MASTERMIND, GO GAMES, ETC. ARE PROVIDED FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE COUNCIL’S LIBRARIES, + HE ADDED.

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OVERALL LAYOUT PLAN FOR KOWLOON PARK REVISED ******

THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EXTENSION TO THE CHINESE GARDEN IN KOWLOON PARK HAS BEEN DELAYED PRINCIPALLY BY THE SALE AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE SHOP SITES ALONG NATHAN ROAD WHICH SHARE A COMMON BOUNDARY WITH THE GARDEN EXTENSION SITE.

THIS WAS STATED TODAY BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE RECREATION SELECT COMMITTEE, MR HOWARD YOUNG, WHEN REPLYING TO QUESTIONS BY MR KWAN LIM-HO AT THE MONTHLY MEETING OF THE URBAN COUNCIL.

/MR YOUNG .......

TUESDAY, OCTOBO 8, 1985

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MR YOUNG SAID THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EXTENSION WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR LATE 1984, WAS NOW EXPECTED TO START IN JULY NEXT YEAR.

♦THE NEW SCHEDULE IS BASED ON THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SHOP SITES THERE WILL BE COMPLETED SOME TIME TOWARDS EARLY NEXT YEAR.

♦ADVANTAGE HAS BEEN TAKEN OF THIS EXTRA TIME BY THE PROJECT ARCHITECT TO REVISE THE LAYOUT PLAN OF THE WHOLE OF THE PARK TO ACHIEVE A MORE RATIONAL SPREAD OF THE VARIOUS ACTIVE AND PASSIVE RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

♦THE REVISED LAYOUT PLAN WAS PRESENTED TO COUNCIL LAST JUNE AND WAS ACCEPTED BY THE RECREATION SELECT COMMITTEE AND CAPITAL WORKS SELECT COMMITTEE.+ HE SAID.

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LICENSING BOARD HAS POWER TO IMPOSE SPECIAL CONDITIONS ******

THERE IS NO TIME RESTRICTION PRESCRIBED IN GENERAL GOVERNING THE SALE OF LIQUOR IN LIQUOR LICENSED PREMISES UNDER THE CURRENT URBAN COUNCIL POLICY AND THE PROVISION OF THE DUTIABLE COMMODITIES (LIQUOR) REGULATIONS.

MR PETER C.K. CHAN, CHAIRMAN OF THE LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD, SAID THIS TODAY WHEN REPLYING TO QUESTIONS BY MR KWAN LIM-HO AT THE COUNCIL’S MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING.

HOWEVER, MR CHAN SAID THAT UNDER THE SAME REGULATION THE BOARD WAS EMPOWERED, WHEN GRANTING OR RENEWING A LICENCE, TO IMPOSE SPECIAL CONDITIONS IN ADDITION TO THE STANDARD CONDITIONS SPECIFIED IN THE REGULATIONS.

♦THE BOARD HAS IN THE PAST IMPOSED A SPECIAL CONDITION ON CERTAIN LIQUOR LICENSED PREMISES RESTRICTING THE SALE OF LIQUOR IN SUCH PREMISES TO CERTAIN HOURS OF THE DAY,* HE SAID.

♦SUCH INSTANCES ARE FEW AND ARE IN VARIABLY THE RESULT CF THE PREMISES CONCERNED HAVING CAUSED SERIOUS NOISE NUISANCES AND/OR DISTURBANCE TO THE ANNOYANCE OF THE NEARBY RESIDENTS.

/♦m such

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+ IN SUCH CASES, THE BOARD ONLY IMPOSES SUCH A CONDITION AFTER CAREFULLY CONSIDERING THE VIEWS OF ALL CONCERNED, NAMELY THE AFFECTED RESIDENTS, THE POLICE AND THE DISTRICT OFFICER CONCERNED AS WELL AS THE LICENSEE/APPLICANT.+

OUT OF 2 110 LIQUOR LICENCES NOW IN FORCE, MR CHAN SAID, ONLY FOUR ARE SUBJECT TO SUCH A CONDITION — TWO PROHIBITING THE SALE OF LIQUOR BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 8 A.M, ONE BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 10 A.M. AND ONE BETWEEN 11 P.M. AND 8 A.M.

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UC ENSURES PROPER LIGHTING IN PARKS * * *

STAFF IN URBAN COUNCIL PARKS ARE TASKED TO REGULARLY INSPECT AND TO ENSURE THAT PARK LIGHTS ARE FUNCTIONING PROPERLY, MR HOWARD YOUNG. CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL’S RECREATION SELECT COMMITTEE, SAID TODAY.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION BY MISS CECILIA YEUNG, YOUNG TOLD THE COUNCIL THAT THERE WERE TWO DISTINCT TYPES OF LIGHTING IN COUNCIL PARKS AND PLEASURE GROUNDS, NAMELY PARK LIGHTS AND FLOODLIGHTS.

HE SAID: +IT IS COUNCIL’S POLICY TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT ILLUMINATION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND FOR THE GENERAL LIGHTING OF PATHWAYS WITHIN PARKS TO BE PROVIDED, NORMALLY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7 P.M. AND 5.30 A.M. IN SUMMER (MAY TO OCTOBER) AND 6 P.M. AND 6.30 A.M. IN WINTER (NOVEMBER TO APR IL).+

+THE LIGHTS ARE MOSTLY SWITCHED ON AUTOMATICALLY, BUT THE OPERATIONAL STAFF ARE ABLE TO ADJUST THE HOURS BY HALF AN HOUR EITHER WAY SHOULD THE NEED AR ISE.+

AS REGARDS FLOODLIGHTS, MR YOUNG SAID THESE WERE MANUALLY CONTROLLED AND GENERALLY PROVIDED IN SUMMER BETWEEN 7 P.M. AND 11 P.M.

THE STAFF ARE REQUIRED TO USE THEIR DISCRETION TO TURN OFF THE LIGHTS WHEN THE GROUNDS ARE NOT IN USE, HE ADDED.

MR YOUNG SAID ANY DEFECTS IN THE LIGHTING WERE REPORTED TO THE GOVERNMENT MAINTENANCE SURVEYOR AND, IN THE EVENT OF DISRUPTION IN THE POWER SUPPLY, TO THE DIRECTOR OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES.

+DEPENDING ON THE NATURE OF THE FAULT AND THE LOCATION CF THE VENUE, IT NORMALLY TAKES ONLY A SHORT TIME TO EFFECT REPAIRS,* HE SAID.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1985

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BOARD TO GIVE VIEWS ON ILLEGAL LARD BOILING ******

EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL, AT THEIR MEETING ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 10), GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON A PROPOSAL BY THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE TO REMOVE STRUCTURES USED AS UNLICENSED FACTORIES FOR BONE CRUSHING, STORAGE AND LARD BOILING ON A HILLSIDE NEAR TAI TAM ROAD.

THE UNLICENSED FACTORIES HAVE BEEN IN OPERATION FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, AND HAD PROMPTED NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS FROM RESIDENTS OF HING MAN, HING WAH ESTATES, AND SHAN TSUI COURT.

A PETITION, WITH MORE THAN 10 000 SIGNATURES, WAS RECENTLY RECEIVED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT BOARD PROTESTING AGAINST THE OPERATION OF THE FACTORIES.

AT THE MEETING, THE EASTERN DISTRICT BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM WILL REPORT TO THE BOARD ON ITS WORK PROGRESS, AND CONSULT MEMBERS ON THE WORK PROGRAMME FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.

SINCE ITS FORMATION IN MAY, THE TEAM HAS INSPECTED 24 SELECTED PROBLEMATIC BUILDINGS IN NORTH POINT, AND CARRIED OUT SEVERAL WORKING SEMINARS WITH MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS INCORPORATIONS ON HOW TO IMPROVE THE MANAGEMENT OF THEIR BUILDINGS.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE PROPOSALS TO CONSTRUCT A BUS TERMINUS AT LAI TAK TSUEN AND A REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AT DRAGON ROAD, THE REMOVAL OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES OVER GAS MAINS IN PRIVATE BACK LANES IN THE DISTRICT, AND PROGRESS REPORTS FROM VARIOUS COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 10) AT 2.30 PM IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE’S CONFERENCE ROOM. ON THE FIRST FLOOR, 880-886, KING’S ROAD.

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DB MEMBERS TOUR HO MAN TIN * * * *

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TODAY (TUESDAY) TOURED THE HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY TO SEE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA.

ACCOMPANIED BY DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF, THEY FIRST WENT TO GOOD SHEPHERD STREET WHERE A CYCLING TRACK HAD BEEN BUILT WITH FUNDS FROM THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD.

BOARD MEMBERS THEN VISITED A SITE AT CHUN MAN COURT WHERE A LOW-RISE BUILDING WOULD BE CONSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE SOCIAL SERVICES FOR RESIDENTS IN THE AREA.

AT PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, THEY INSPECTED A FOOTBRIDGE LINKING Ol MAN ESTATE AND GREENFIELD TERRACE. IT HAS BEEN PROPOSED THAT A COVER BE BUILT FOR IT.

AT VALLEY ROAD ESTATE, THEY VISITED A UNIT AT BLOCK ONE, WHICH HAD BEEN CONVERTED INTO NEW TYPE FLATS FOR SINGLE PERSONS.

THEY ENDED THE TOUR AT A PLAYGROUND ABOVE A SERVICE RESERVOIR OPPOSITE VALLEY ROAD ESTATE TO HAVE A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE AREA.

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MORE FISHERMEN’S CHILDREN RECEIVING EDUCATION # * * #

THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF GOVERNMENT AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION, MORE CHILDREN OF FISHERMEN COULD NOW GO TO SCHOOL, UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR WONG LAM, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

ADDRESSING THE 16TH JOINT GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS, HE SAID THAT BECAUSE OF THE SPECIAL LIVING ENVIRONMENT FOR FISHERMEN, IT WAS NOT EASY FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO RECEIVE FORMAL EDUCATION.

♦FOR GENERATIONS FISHERMEN HAVE BEEN EARNING THEIR LIVING THE TRADITIONAL WAY AND IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE LAST DECADE OR TWO THAT FISHERMEN’S CHILDREN HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE FORMAL EDUCATION,+ HE SAID.

THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION BEGAN SETTING UP SCHOOLS IN THE LATE 1940S. THROUGH THE EFFORT OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE CO-OPERATION OF THE FISHERMEN AND THE SPECIAL ATTENTION BY SCHOOLS, MORE CHILDREN WERE NOW ABLE TO GO TO SCHOOL, HE ADDED.

/the organisation .......

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1985

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THE ORGANISATION NO* RAN 13 PRIMARY SCHOOLS'AND A SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL WITH A TOTAL OF 3 000 STUDENTS.

IN HIS WELCOMING ADDRESS, THE DIRECTOR OF AGRI CULTURE AND FISHERIES DR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN, THANKED MR WONG FOR HIS CLOSE Accnr । at I ON WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AND WORK OF THE ORGANISATION anti uic CONSIDERABLE CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS IMPROVING THE LIVELIHOOD

AND HIS CONSIDERABLE CONTRIBUTION

OF THE FISHING COMMUNITY.

MR WONG AND MRS RIDDELL-SWAN AND PRIZES TO STUDENTS.

LATER PRESENTED CERTIFICATES

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BRIEFING ON TSI NG Yl DEVELOPMENTS * * *

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW HAYES, TODAY (TUESDAY) VISITED TSI NG Yl DEVELOPMENTS ON THE ISLAND.

TERRITORIES, DR JAMES TO SEE THE LATEST

DR HAYES ARRIVED AT THE KwAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT OFFICE WHERE HE WAS BRIEFED BY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BRIAN COAK.

ACCOMPANIED BY MR COAK AND SOME DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, DR HAYES TOURED THE ISLAND’S TOWN CENTRE AND THE FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE. HE ALSO VISITED THE SITE WHERE THE TSING Yl NORTH BRIDGE IS BEING CONSTRUCTED.

AT THE CHEUNG CHING COMMUNITY CENTRE, DR HAYES MET LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS AND DISCUSSED LOCAL AFFAIRS WITH THEM.

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SEMINAR STAGED TO IMPROVE SKILLS AT MEETINGS

* * * *

WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TODAY (TUESDAY) LEARNED HOW TO IMPROVE THEIR SKILLS IN CONDUCTING MEETINGS AND WERE BRIEFED AT A SEMINAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE AND MACHINERY.

THE THREE-HOUR MEETING, WHICH CONSISTED OF TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS, WAS ORGANISED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE CIVIL SERVICE TRAINING CENTRE.

WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA, SAID BOARD MEMBERS WOULD FIND THE SEMINAR USEFUL AND HELPFUL IN THEIR WORK.

/HE NOTED........

TUESDAY, OCTOBEH 8, 1985

HE NOTED THAT MEETINGS WERE AN IMPORTANT PART OF DECISIONMAKING AND THE PROCESS OF CONSULTATION, AND DB MEMBERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WOULD LIKE TO DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE WHEN CONDUCTING MEETINGS.

HE ALSO POINTED OUT THAT GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS HAD ADAPTED TO THE CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES IN HONG KONG’S SOCIETY SO THAT THEY COULD RESPOND BETTER TO THE NEEDS OF THE PUBLIC.

THE SEMINAR WOULD HELP CLARIFY THE ORGANISATION AND PROCEDURES OF THE GOVERNMENT, HE SAID.

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SHA TIN DISTRICT COMMITTEE TO MEET *****

THE SHA TIN DISTRICT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, RECREATION, SPORT AND CULTURAL SERVICES AND FACILITIES PROVIDED BY REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE OPEN MEETING IN CANTONESE WILL BE HELD IN THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBER ON THE SECOND FLOOR, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NEW TERRITORIES, AT 2.30 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING. PLEASE NOTE THAT SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION SERVICE WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.

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HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY COMPLETED

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FIELD WORK FOR THE 1984-85 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY, WHICH BEGAN IN OCTOBER 1984, WAS COMPLETED LAST MONTH.

ABOUT 4 800 HOUSEHOLDS PARTICIPATED IN THE SURVEY, WHICH REPRESENTED A 68 PER CENT RESPONSE RATE. THIS WAS MUCH HIGHER THAN THE 55 PER CENT IN THE LAST SURVEY CONDUCTED IN 1979-80.

THE SURVEY, JOINTLY CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AND THE HANG SENG BANK LIMITED, WAS AIMED AT OBTAINING DATA FOR REVISING THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES TO BETTER REFLECT PRICE MOVEMENTS OF CONSUMER GOODS AND SERVICES.

/A SPOKESMAN

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1985

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A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT EXPRESSED HIS APPRECIATION FOR THE CO-OPERATION AND EFFORTS MADE BY ALL THE HOUSEHOLDS PARTICIPATING IN THE SURVEY.

+THE DATA COLLECTED FROM CO-OPERATING HOUSEHOLDS ARE NOW BEING PROCESSED AND ANALYSED. ALL DATA WILL BE KEPT IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND USED SOLELY FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES,+ HE SAID.

RESULTS OF THE SURVEY, ON WHICH A NEW SERIES OF CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES WILL BE COMPILED, WILL BE PUBLISHED IN MID-1986.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT A SHORT QUESTIONNAIRE HAD BEEN LEFT WITH EACH HOUSEHOLD THAT TOOK PART IN THE SURVEY BETWEEN JULY AND SEPTEMBER, SEEKING FURTHER INFORMATION ON EXPENDITURE ON SELECTED INFREQUENTLY-PURCHASED COMMODITIES AND SERVICES.

HE HOPED THAT THESE HOUSEHOLDS WOULD CONTINUE WITH THEIR SUPPORT BY COMPLETING AND RETURNING THE QUESTIONNAIRE TO THE DEPARTMENT BY OCTOBER 10.

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VISIT TO FANLING HOME FOR THE ELDERLY

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THE USUALLY QUIET PO CHING HOME FOR AGED WOMEN WAS A HUB OF ACTIVITY THIS (TUESDAY) MORNING WHEN MORE THAN 80 OLD PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE NORTH DISTRICT VISITED THE INSTITUTION IN FANLING.

THE VISIT, SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, WAS PART OF THIS YEAR’S ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR ELDERLY ACTIVITIES.

VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR WONG TING SAID: +THIS VISIT IS TO BRING TOGETHER SENIOR CITIZENS SO THAT THEY CAN GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER.

+FOR THE VISITORS, THEY CAN SEE FACILITIES AND THE LIFE IN A HOME FOR THE ELDERLIES, SO THEY CAN PREPARE THEMSELVES WHEN THEY MOVE INTO SUCH AN INSTITUTION,* HE SAID.

DURING THE VISIT, SOME OF THE AGED WERE PRESENTED WITH PORTABLE ALARMS WHICH THEY COULD USE IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY.

THE COMMITTEE IS ALSO PLANNING SIMILAR TOURS TO SHA TAU KOK AND TA KWU LING NEXT MONTH.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1985

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ENTRIES INVITED FOR SCHOOLS DANCE FESTIVAL *******

SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE 22ND SCHOOLS DANCE FESTIVAL TO BE HELD BETWEEN JANUARY 6 AND 25 NEXT YEAR.

THE FESTIVAL, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WILL INCLUDE WESTERN FOLK OR NATIONAL DANCE, WESTERN DANCE DRAMA, CHINESE DANCE, CHINESE DANCE DRAMA, ORIENTAL DANCE AND CREATIVE DANCE.

ENTRIES WILL BE CLASSIFIED INTO FOUR SECTIONS — LOWER PRIMARY SECTION FOR PRIMARY 1 TO 3 STUDENTS, UPPER PRIMARY SECTION FOR STUDENTS FROM PRIMARY 4 TO 6, SECONDARY SECTION FOR ALL SECONDARY STUDENTS, AND A SPECIAL SCHOOLS SECTION FOR THE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.

VENUES FOR PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS WILL BE THE CLEMENTI MIDDLE SCHOOL IN NORTH POINT, THE HONG KONG SZE YAP COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION WONG TAI SHAN MEMORIAL COLLEGE IN SHEK KIP MEI AND THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AT TAI PO ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

HONOURS AWARDS, HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDS AND COMMENDED AWARD CERTIFICATES WILL BE PRESENTED TO PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS ACCORDING TO THE MARKS OBTAINED.

OVERALL CHALLENGE AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THREE SECONDARY AND THREE PRIMARY SCHOOLS WHICH HAVE THE HIGHEST SCORES IN THE FESTIVAL WHILE EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL WILL GET A SOUVENIR PENNANT.

CERTIFICATES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE STUDENT OF THE SCHOOL WHICH ACHIEVES A COMMENDED STANDARD OR ABOVE.

COMPLETED ENTRY FORMS AND A $30 FEE FOR EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL MUST BE SENT TO THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR (PHYSICAL EDUCATION), PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SIXTH FLOOR, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, BEFORE NOVEMBER 20.

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ENTRIES INVITED FOR CARTOON COMPETITION * * * *

ENTRIES ARE BEING INVITED FOR A CREATIVE CARTOON STORY COMPETITION ORGANISED AS A PRELUDE TO THE SHAM SHU I PO YOUTH FESTIVAL.

THE COMPETITION IS PRESENTED BY THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT COMMITTEE ON 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR - POOLING VARIOUS DISTRICT RESOURCES TO PROMOTE THE IYY THEME OF +PARTICIPATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE*.

FOCUSING ON THE THEME OF +A SHAM SHUI PO STORY+, ENTRIES ARE REQUIRED TO PORTRAY PICTORIALLY, THE PEOPLE, ENVIRONMENT, DEVELOPMENT AND DISTRICT CHARACTERISTICS OF SHAM SHUI PO.

THE EVENT IS DIVIDED INTO STUDENT AND OPEN CLASSES- AND GIFT COUPONS OF $500 $300 AND $200 WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNER, AND FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS-UP OF EACH CLASS RESPECTIVELY.

THERE IS NO LIMIT ON THE SIZE, FORMAT, COLOUR PATTERN AND NUMBER OF ENTRIES BY INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANTS, BUT ALL ENTRIES SHOULD BE ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PUBLISHED.

ENTRIES SHOULD REACH

RESULTS ENTRIES WILL FESTIVAL, TO

TOGETHER WITH PARTICULARS OF THE PARTICIPANTS, THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND SUB-OFFICES BY OCTOBER 28.

WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN EARLY NOVEMBER AND THE WINNING BE REPRODUCED IN A SOUVENIR PROGRAMME OF THE YOUTH BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 3.

DETAILS

AND FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 3-7204251 DURING

CFF ICE HOURS.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF INCINERATION PLANT

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THE KWAI CHUNG INCINERATION PLANT WILL BE CLOSED FOR TwO WEEKS NEXT MONTH FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE) OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, hfi LI TIN-MING, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE MEETING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, HE SAID THAT AS IN PAST YEARS SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT HAS BEEN MADE WITH THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO SHARE THE USE OF THE LAI CHI KOK INCINERATION PLANT DURING THE PERIOD.

/THE RSD .......

Tuesday, October 8, 1985

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THE RSD COLLECTS AN AVERAGE OF 1 OOO TONNES OF REFUSE DAILY IN THE NON-URBAN AREA, MR LI ADDED.

JUST OVER HALF IS DISPOSED OF AT VARIOUS CONTROLLED TIPS WHILE THE BALANCE, COLLECTED MAINLY FROM TSUEN WAN, KWAI CHUNG AND SHA TIN, IS HANDLED BY THE KWAI CHUNG INCINERATION PLANT.

DURING THE SHUTDOWN PERIOD, ABOUT 75 PER CENT OF THE COLLECTED REFUSE WILL BE DISPOSED OF AT VARIOUS CONTROLLED TIPS AND THE REST AT THE LAI CHI KOK INCINERATION PLANT.

MR LI ALSO TOLD THE COMMITTEE THAT A TWO-WEEK OPERATION, LAUNCHED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN SEPTEMBER AGAINST THE UNHYGIENIC HANDLING AND TRANSPORTATION OF OPEN FOOD, HAD CONCLUDED SUCCESSFULLY.

HE SAID THAT ABOUT 140 OPERATORS OF LICENSED FOOD PREMISES AND MARKET STALLS WERE PROSECUTED FOR BREACHING FOOD HYGIENE LEGISLATION.

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DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AFTER TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE ADVICE OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, HAS DECIDED THAT THE DEATH SENTENCE PASSED ON CHAN CHUN-SANG ON JANUARY 16, 1985 SHOULD BE COMMUTED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT.

CHAN WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF LEE HOI-LEUNG ON JANUARY 30, 1984.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CHANGES IN WAN CHAI ******

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IN FORCE AT QUEEN’S ROAD EAST IN WAN CHAI FOR ROAD WORKS IN CONNECTION WITH THE AREA TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM.

THE ARRANGEMENTS AREs

VEHICLES ON QUEEN’S ROAD EAST (EASTBOUND) WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING LEFT INTO LUN FAT STREET FROM 9 AM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 11) TO 5 PM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 14).

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VEHICLES ON QUEEN’S ROAD EAST (WESTBOUND) WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING LEFT INTO SPRING GARDEN LANE FROM 9 AM ON OCTOBER 13 TO 5 PM ON OCTOBER 15.

VEHICLES ON QUEEN’S ROAD EAST (WESTBOUND) WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING LEFT INTO KENNEDY STREET FROM 9 AM ON OCTOBER 14 TO 5 PM ON OCTOBER 17.

VEHICLES ON QUEEN’S ROAD EAST (EASTBOUND) WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING LEFT INTO TAI WONG STREET EAST FROM 9 AM ON OCTOBER 16 TO 5 PM ON OCTOBER 19.

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CHATHAM ROAD RECONSTRUCTION

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A SECTION OF CHATHAM ROAD, BETWEEN PAK KUNG STREET AND CHI KIANG STREET, WILL BE RECONSTRUCTED AND PROVIDED WITH MODIFIED DRAINAGE TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF FLOODING.

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, WORK ON WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT 15 MONTHS.

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LORRY PARKING SPACES SUSPENDED

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LORRY PARKING SPACES AT SAN FUNG AVENUE WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED FROM 5 PM ON OCTOBER 11 (FRIDAY) TO 6 AM ON OCTOBER 18 (FRIDAY) TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

LORRIES CAN USE THE PARKING SPACES AT LUNG SUM AVENUE IN SHEK WU HUI.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HK DEVELOPING OWN SYSTEMS — SIR EDWARD....................... 1

GOVERNOR VISITS URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ................... 3

INTEREST IN OLD LINE-DRAWING MACHINE......................... 4

GOVERNOR TO VISIT HK SEa SCHOOL ............................. 4

CHIEF SECRETARY VISITS HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC ................ 4

CLOSER INTEGRATION IN POLICY-MAKING EXPECTED ................ 5

SEMINAR FOR Nil/ LEGCO MEMBERS .............................. 7

MARINE POLICE — WELL-TRAINED, HIGHLY DISCIPLINED ............ 7

NEW HOUSING MATERIALS TESTING LAB OPENED..................... 9

YOUTHS GET CHANCE TO SHOW CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY............... 10

MORE WORK FOR RSD STAFF IN DEVELOPING NEW TOWN .............. 11

CAR PARKING SITE UP FOR RENT ................................ 12

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1985

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HK DEVELOPING OWN SYSTEMS — SIR EDWARD KX K X K X

HONG KONG IS DEVELOPING AND WILL DEVELOP ITS OWN SYSTEMS AND ITS OWN WAY OF OPERATING, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

+AND I DON’T THINK THAT YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT THAT SYSTEM WILL FOLLOW A PATTERN OF ANYWHERE ELSE — HONG KONG IS VERY SUCCESSFUL IN DEVELOPING ITS OWN SYSTEMS, AND I THINK THAT THAT IS PROBABLY WHAT WILL OCCUR,+ HE SAID.

THE GOVERNOR WAS REPLYING TO A QUESTION FROM A REPORTER, AFTER TOURING THE SHAM SHU I PO MARKET, ON WHETHER HE FELT IT WAS POSSIBLE FOR A PARTY SYSTEM TO DEVELOP IN HONG KONG.

HE ADDED THAT WHEN QUESTIONS LIKE THAT WERE ASKED, +ONE WAS REALLY ASKING FOR A THEORETICAL APPROACH.+

ASKED WHETHER HE WOULD ENCOURAGE OR DISCOURAGE THE FORMATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES, SIR EDWARD SAID HE WOULD DO NEITHER.

+1 AM GOING TO WATCH+, HE SAID.

+1 THINK WHEN THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETS, WE WILL HAVE THE COMPLETED SYSTEM REALLY — WE WILL HAVE DISTRICT BOARDS, URBAN COUNCIL, REGIONAL COUNCIL, ELECTED MEMBERS OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, FUNCTIONAL MEMBERS ETC — I THINK THAT WILL DEVELOP ITS OWN PATTERN AND ITS OWN GROUPINGS.

+1 THINK THAT A SYSTEM IS STRONGEST WHEN IT GROWS FROM THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH IT IS BASED, AND SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT GROW NATURALLY RATHER THAN TRY TO FORCE IT INTO ANY PARTICULAR PATTERN,* HE SAID.

AS FOR HIS VIEWS ON A COMMITTEE SYSTEM FOR HONG KONG, SIR EDWARD SAID HE WAS NOT GOING TO RECOMMEND ONE SYSTEM OR ANOTHER.

+THE WHOLE POINT OF HAVING THE NEXT TWO YEARS BEFORE THE 1987 REVIEW IS THAT QUITE A LOT OF IDEAS CAN COME FORWARD, AND PEOPLE CAN GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON THEM.

+AND I DON’T THINK I WANT TO SAY BEFORE 1987 THAT ONE SYSTEM IS GOING TO BE BETTER THAN ANOTHER.*

ASKED WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT HAD +TOYED+ WITH THE IDEA OF A COMMITTEE SYSTEM, SIR EDWARD SAID, +1 HAVEN’T TOYED WITH THE IDEA.*

ASKED TO ELABORATE ON A RECENT REMARK BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, THAT IT WOULD NOT BE CONSTITUTIONAL TO DEBATE THE BASIC LAW IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNOR POINTED OUT THAT THE BASIC LAW WAS, BY THE AGREEMENT, TO BE DRAFTED BY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT.

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+l THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WHICH IS HAPPENING AT THE MOMENT IS THAT A CERTAIN NUMBER OF THE ESSENTIALS ARE BEING OVERLOOKED.

+AND THE ESSENTIALS WE HAVE AGREED. THE BASIC LAW HAS TO BE DRAFTED BY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT AND THE NATIONAL PEOPLE’S CONGRESS. IT HAS TO CONTAIN WHAT IS IN THE AGREEMENT.

AND THE CHINESE HAVE SAID THAT — THEY GAVE THE UNDERTAKING WHEN THE PRIME MINISTER CAME DOWN HERE -- THAT THERE WOULp BE WIDE CONSULTATION, CONSULTATION IN HONG KONG ON A WIDE BASIS.

+EXACTLY HOW THAT WILL DEVELOP IS, AT THIS STAGE ANYWAY, HYPOTHETICAL, IT SEEMS TO ME. SO IT IS BEST NOT TO TRY TO BE TOO SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE. SEE HOW THINGS DEVELOP.+

ASKED WHETHER THERE WAS ANYTHING GOVERNMENT COULD DO TO STOP SUCH A DEBATE IF THE MAJORITY OF LEGCO UNOFFICIALS WANTED IT, SIR EDWARD SAID, + l THINK WE WILL GET TO THE POINT WHEN WE KNOW WHAT UNOFFICIALS WANT TO DO AND WHAT FORMS OF DEBATES THEY WANT IN LEGCO.+

AND AS THE PRESIDENT OF LEGCO, AS SOME OF YOU HAVE OFTEN REMINDED ME, IT WOULD BE QUITE IMPROPER FOR THE PRESIDENT TO TAKE A POSITION BEFORE THE PROPOSITION HAS EVEN BEEN MADE.*

ASKED WHY IT WAS TAKING HIM SO LONG TO DECIDE ON THE LIST OF UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS FOR LEGCO, SIR EDWARD REPLIED,* BECAUSE I CONSIDER EVERY NAME EXCEEDINGLY CAREFULLY.+

HE ADDED THAT HE DID NOT EXPECT TO ANNOUNCE THE NAMES OF THE NEW EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS WHEN HE ANNOUNCES THE NAMES OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS +NOT TOO LONG* FROM NOW.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD GIVE MORE LICENCES TO HAWKERS, THE GOVERNOR SAID HE SHOULD NOT PREJUDGE WHAT WAS GOING TO BE IN THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON HAWKERS.

+BUT I THINK THAT ANYBODY WALKING ROUND THE STREETS OF HONG KONG — AS I DO, NOT ONLY TODAY -- WILL SEE THAT HAWKER POLICY IS A POLICY WHICH HAS VERY MANY FACETS.

+IT HAS THE CONVENIENCE TO PEOPLE, IT HAS THE LIVELIHOOD OF THE HAWKERS, IT HAS THE NEED NOT TO HAVE OBSTRUCTION, IT HAS THE NEED TO MAINTAIN PROPER CONTROLS FOR HEALTH REASONS, AND ALL THOSE HAVE TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

+WHEN THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT COMES OUT, I THINK THEN THERE WILL HAVE TO BE THIS PERIOD OF CONSULTATION. AND FROM THAT I HOPE WILL GROW A POLICY WHICH WILL BE ACCEPTABLE TO THE COMMUNITY, TO THE HAWKERS AND TO EVERYBODY ELSE, BUT IT WILL HAVE TO BE A BALANCE, OF COURSE, BETWEEN A NUMBER OF ELEMENTS,* HE SAID.

BEFORE LEAVING THE MARKET, SIR EDWARD REMINDED REPORTERS PRESENT, +DON*T FORGET TO DO YOUR SHOPPING.*

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBffi 9, 1985

GOVERNOR VISITS URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, THIS AFTERNOON (WEDNESDAY) PAID A TWO-HOUR VISIT TO THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

SIR EDWARD, ACCOMPANIED THROUGHOUT THE VISIT BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES, MR JOHN R. HEYWOOD, FIRST ARRIVED AT USD HEADQUARTERS AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING) WHERE HE WAS INTRODUCED TO THE DEPARTMENT’S TWO DEPUTY DIRECTORS, MRS HELEN C.P. LAI YU AND DR PATRICK H. HASE, AND OTHER SENIOR STAFF.

SIR EDWARD WAS THEN BRIEFED BY THE STAFF OFFICER (HAWKER CONTROL), MR OWEN BROADLEY, ON THE HAWKER ISSUE, AND BY THE CHIEF CURATOR (SPACE MUSEUM/MUSEUM OF HISTORY), NR C.H. HO, ON MUSEUM SERVICES.

HE THEN PROCEEDED TO KOWLOON PARK WHERE HE WAS MET BY THE CURATOR (MUSEUM OF HISTORY), MR ROBERT P.F. LAM, AND THE CHIEF MANAGER (LEISURE SERVICES) KOWLOON WEST, MR DAVID S.K. YU.

DURING HIS HALF-HOUR STAY THERE, HE WAS SHOWN AROUND THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY, WHERE ITEMS RELATED TO LOCAL ARCHAEOLOGY, HISTORY AND ETHNOGRAPHY ARE COLLECTED, STUDIED AND PUT ON DISPLAY. WHILE AT KOWLOON PARK HE ALSO INSPECTED THE AVIARY, WHICH WAS OPENED IN 1980 AND DESIGNED WITHOUT SUPPORTING PILLARS TO ENHANCE THE VIEWING OF BIRDS IN FLIGHT.

SIR EDWARD THEN WENT TO PEI HO STREET, SHAM SHU I PO, WHERE HE WAS MET BY THE SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT (KOWLOON NORTH), MR LEE SAI-HEI, AND THE DISTRICT HYGIENE SUPERINTENDENT (SHAM SHU I PO), MR CHAN WING-CHEUK.

SIR EDWARD WAS TOLD THAT THERE ARE NOW SOME 280 FIXED-PITCH AND STATIC MOBILE HAWKERS SELLING DRY GOODS IN THE AREA, PLUS ABOUT 300 UNLICENSED HAWKERS TRADING THERE. THESE ON-STREET HAWKERS HAVE BEEN CAUSING ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRAFFIC PROBLEMS.

TO SOLVE THIS HAWKER PROBLEM, THE DEPARTMENT IS PLANNING TO BUILD AN URBAN COUNCIL COMPLEX IN THE DISTRICT WHICH WILL ACCOMMODATE SOME OF THE ON-STREET HAWKERS. CONSTRUCTION OF THE COMPLEX WILL BEGIN IN 1987.

SIR EDWARD THEN WENT TO THE SHAM SHU I PO MARKET, WHICH IS ONE OF THE OLDEST MARKETS IN HONG KONG. THE 78 STALLS IN THE MARKET WILL EVENTUALLY BE RESITED IN THE COMPLEX.

BEFORE ENDING HIS TOUR, SIR EDWARD INSPECTED THE STATIC HAWKER STALLS ALONG KI LUNG STREET.

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INTEREST IN OLD LINE-DRAWING MACHINE

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TOOK CONSIDERABLE INTEREST IN AN OLD LINE-DRAWING MACHINE WHEN HE VISITED THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY TODAY DURING AN AFTERNOON’S VISIT TO THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. THE LINE-DRAWING MACHINE WAS RECENTLY DONATED TO THE MUSEUM. SIR EDWARD ALSO VISITED THE AVIARY AT KOWLOON PARK AND LATER WENT TO SHAM SHU I PO TO SEE FOR HIMSELF HAWKER PROBLEMS IN THE DISTRICT. HE ALSO INSPECTED THE SHAM SHU I PO MARKET.

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GOVERNOR TO VISIT HK SEA SCHOOL * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD SEA SCHOOL ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER MARKING THE COMPLETION OF THE TO THE GAMES AREAS.

YOUDE, WILL VISIT THE HONG KONG 11), AND OFFICIATE AT A CEREMONY BRADBURY BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENTS

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE SCHOOL AT 41 TUNG TAU WAN ROAD, STANLEY, HONG KONG, BY 2.40 PM.

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SPENT AN AFTERNOON AT THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE INSTITUTION.

HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY SIR S.Y. CHUNG, CHAIRMAN OF THE POLYTECHNIC COUNCIL; DR JOHN CLARK. DIRECTOR; DR Y.K. CHING, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, AND MR K.M. LO, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR.

SIR DAVID LEARNED FROM DR CLARK THAT THE POLYTECHNIC IS NOW MOVING TOWARDS HAVING 30 PER CENT OF ITS ENROLMENT TAKING DEGREE COURSES BY THE EARLY 199O’S, BUT THAT IT WILL ALSO KEEP UP ITS DISTINCTIVE AND UNIQUE ROLE'AS A CHIEF PROVIDER OF HIGHER TECHNICIAN COURSES.

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ALL COURSES, NOTWITHSTANDING THEIR LEVEL, ARE GEARED TOWARDS THE NEEDS OF INDUSTRY, COMMERCE AND THE COMMUNITY, AS SHOWN BY THE TEACHING FACILITIES SIR DAVID SAW.

THE FACILITIES INCLUDE THE ERGONOMICS LABORATORY, THE PRODUCT DESIGN STUDIOS AND THE AUDIO-VISUAL WORKSHOPS WHICH ARE USED TO TRAIN STUDENTS IN AREAS OF INTERIOR AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS THE HYDRAULICS LABORATORY, AT WHICH AN CFFSHORE ENGINEERING RESEARCH PROJECT, UNDERTAKEN IN COLLABORATION WITH CHINA, IS BEING CARRIED OUT. THE FINDINGS OF THE PROJECT WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF OFFSHORE OIL FIELDS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

SIR DAVID ALSO SAW THE +ELITE CAD-CAM LABORATORY*- WHICH PROVIDES TRAINING FOR STUDENTS AND PRACTISING ENGINEERS ON THE USE OF COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND COMPUTER-INTEGRATED MANUFACTURE, TWO DEVICES AIMED AT ACHIEVING MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY IN MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS.

HE WENT ON TO INSPECT THE SUPPORTING SERVICES WHICH THE STUDENTS NEED OTHER THAN THE TRAINING IN THEIR DISCIPLINES OF STUDY, AND TOURED THE LIBRARY, THE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY UNIT, THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY AND THE SPORTS FACILITIES.

SIR DAVID ALSO LEARNED THAT, TO HELP BROADEN THE STUDENTS’ OUTLOOK, 20 COMPLEMENTARY STUDIES COURSES HAVE BEEN OFFERED FOR THE FIRST TIME TO FULL-TIME STUDENTS ON AN ELECTIVE BASIS IN THE CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR.

THESE INCLUDE LAW, MUSIC APPRECIATION, GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION, AND ASTRONOMY.

EARLIER, BEFORE STARTING HIS TOUR, SIR DAVID MET STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES AND HAD A TASTE OF THE STUDENT’S WORK - A LUNCH IN HIS HONOUR, PREPARED AND SERVED BY THE STUDENTS OF INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT AND CATERING STUDIES.

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CLOSER INTEGRATION IN POLICY-MAKING EXPECTED ******

THE EXISTING SYSTEM IN WHICH MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE COUNCILS ARE INVOLVED IN MOST OF THE MAJOR COMMITTEES WHICH DECIDE AND ADVISE ON POLICY HAS TO BE DEVELOPED IN A MORE DELIBERATE WAY, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HE POINTED OUT THAT MEMBERS WERE ALREADY CLOSELY INVOLVED WITH THE POLICY DECISION OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, BUT HE WOULD EXPECT THAT TO CONTINUE AND EXPAND AND DEEPEN.

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HE ADDED THAT IN HIS VIEW IT WOULD BE AN IMPROVEMENT ON THE PRESENT SYSTEM.

ASKED DURING HIS TOUR OF THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC TO ELABORATE ON THE COMMITTEE SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT WHICH HE HAD NENTIONED AT A MEET THE MEDIA SESSION YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), SIR DAVID SAID HONG KONG MUST WORK TOWARDS A CLOSER INTEGRATION CF THE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE POLICY-MAKING PROCESS.

+OF COURSE THAT WORK HAS ALREADY STARTED,* HE SAID. +WHAT WE HAVE GOT TO DO IS TO DEVELOP THE SYSTEM IN A MORE DELIBERATE WAY, SO THAT MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, AND IN SOME CASES, MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, ARE MORE INVOLVED IN THE ACTUAL FORMULATION OF POLICY.*

ASKED WHETHER IT WOULD MEAN THAT THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS WOULD THEN BE DEVELOPING INTO THE CONGRESS AND THE SENATE IF HONG KONG WERE TO ADOPT THE UNITED STATES STYLE, SIR DAVID SAID THAT WAS PROBABLY DEVELOPING HIS IDEAS TOO FAR AT THE PRESENT STAGE.

+BUT CERTAINLY WE SHOULD NOT LOOK AT ONE AREA OF THE WORLD IN ORDER TO DRAW UP IDEAS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

+WE SHOULD LOOK AT OTHER SYSTEMS. PERHAPS THE SYSTEMS IN NORTH AMERICA ARE OF INTEREST TO US IN THIS PARTICULAR FIELD,* HE ADDED.

ASKED IF THE COMMITTEE SYSTEM WOULD BE ONE OF THE OPTIONS TO BE CONSIDERED IN 1987, SIR DAVID SA ID« +1 SHOULD THINK WE WILL GET ON WITH DEVELOPING THE COMMITTEE SYSTEM BEFORE 1987, BECAUSE WITH THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WE WILL WANT TO INTEGRATE THEM MORE INTO THE POLICY FORMULATION PROCESS.*

+1 THINK IT WOULD BE A STEP FORWARD IF WE CAN MORE CLOSELY INTEGRATE THE WORK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES FOR HONG KONG AND FOR HONG KONG’S FUTURE,* HE SAID.

EARLIER, THE CHIEF SECRETARY ALSO PRAISED THE STAFF AND STUDENTS OF THE POLYTECHNIC FOR THEIR ENTHUSIASM AND DEDICATION AND THE TREMENDOUS WORK THAT HAD BEEN DONE FOR HONG KONG AND FOR THE FUTURE.

+THE POLYTECHNIC IS MAKING TREMENDOUS CONTRIBUTION TO IT, AND THE COMMUNITY SHOULD GIVE IT ALL THE SUPPORT IT CAN,* HE NOTED.

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SEMINAR FOR NEW LEGCO MEMBERS

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NEW MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE WORK OF THE COUNCIL AT A ONE-DAY SEMINAR ON OCTOBER 23.

THE SEMINAR, ORGANISED BY THE COUNCILS DIVISION, WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CHAMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING IN JACKSON ROAD.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES. THE ATTORNEYGENERAL, MR MICHAEL THOMAS, AND THE COUNSEL TO THE LEGISLATURE, MR JAMES O’GRADY, WILL LEAD DISCUSSIONS ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE OF HONG KONG, THE STRUCTURE OF THE GOVERNMENT AND POLICY-MAKING PROCESS, AND THE PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

THESE DISCUSSIONS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A FREE-RANGING QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

AS THIS WILL BE AN ORIENTATION BRIEFING FOR NEW MEMBERS, THERE WILL BE NO PRESS FACILITY.

HOWEVER, PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT A PRESS PREVIEW OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING WILL BE HELD THREE DAYS LATER ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 26), AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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MARINE POLICE -- WELL-TRAINED, HIGHLY DISCIPLINED jL* * * *_*

TO BE POLICED STRONGLY IN THE EXPANSION AND MODERNISATION

HONG KONG’S WATERS WILL CONTINUE YEARS AHEAD NOW THAT THE MARINE POLICE PROGRAMMES ARE ON THE RIGHT COURSE.

BUT THE ABILITY TO MAKE THIS POSITIVE FORECAST HAD BEEN HARD-WON AND IT WOULD NOT ALL BE SMOOTH—SA IL I NG FROM NOW ON, THE REG 16NAL. COMMANDER OF THE MARINE POLICE, MR JOHN MACDONALD, TOLD MEMBERS OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG ISLAND EAST TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

’’TAKING 10 YEARS TO IMPLEMENT A PROGRAMME, WHICH SHOULD HAVE STRETCHED OVER MORE THAN 40 YEARS, HAS PRODUCED SOME DIFFICULTIES WHICH ONLY TIME CAN SOLVE,” HE SAID.

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’’ACQUISITION OF LAUNCHES SIMPLE, BUT TO PRODUCE A LARGE OFFICERS AT SHORT-NOTICE IS AN

AND THEIR EQUIPMENT IS RELATIVELY NUMBER OF HIGHLY-TRAINED MARINE POLICE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TASK.”

THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO MAN THE LAUNCHES OF THE FLEET WERE NOT ONLY TRAINED AS POLICE OFFICERS TO THE SAME LEVEL AS THEIR LAND-BASED COUNTERPARTS, THEY MUST ALSO MASTER THE ARTS OF NAVIGATION, SEAMANSHIP, ENGINEERING, WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY, RADAR AND RADAR PROCEDURES, SHIP CONSTRUCTION, SHIP HUSBANDRY, SIGNALLING AND A HOST CF MARINE-RELATED ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS.

TODAY, THE MARINE POLICE FLEET CONSISTS OF TWO 111-FOOT COMMAND LAUNCHES, SEVEN 78-FOOT PATROL LAUNCHES, NINE 26-METRE PATROL BOATS, THREE 26-METRE FAST LOGISTIC CRAFT, FIFTEEN 26.8-METRE FAST PATROL LAUNCHES AND MANY MINOR CRAFT, SOME OF WHICH CAN ATTAIN SPEEDS OF OVER 45 KNOTS. IN ADDITION, THERE ARE TWO 70-FOOT PATROL LAUNCHES, WHICH ARE SOON TO BE DECOMMISSIONED, AND SEVEN 50-FOOT HARBOUR PATROL LAUNCHES, WHICH WILL BE REPLACED BY FASTER AND MORE MODERN CRAFT.

MR MACDONALD SAID THAT TENDERING WAS ALSO WELL IN HAND FOR THE ACQUISITION OF TWO 40-METRE COMMAND LAUNCHES WHICH WILL BE EQUIPPED AS SEARCH-AND-RESCUE VESSELS WITH AND ALL-WEATHER CAPABILITY AT EXTENDED RANGE.

"TO MAINTAIN THE SECURITY OF THE SEAWARD DEFENCE OF THE TERRITORY IS NOT ONLY DIFFICULT,” HE POINTED OUT ” IT IS EXPENSIVE. NOT AS EXPENSIVE AS NEGLECTING THOSE DEFENCES, BUT IT IS DIFFICULT TO DEMONSTRATE THE VALUE OF A SERVICE WHICH IS TRADITIONALLY LOW-PROFILE AND WHOSE MAIN AIM IS THE PREVENTION OF CRIME IN AN AREA ALMOST TOTALLY ALIEN TO THE LAYMAN.”

HE DESCRIBED THE MARINE POLICE AS A LARGE, WELL-TRAINED AND HIGHLY-DISCIPLINED FORCE WHICH CAN BE RAPIDLY MOBILISED AND RE-DEPLOYED IN AN EMERGENCY.

’’IN THE LAST 144 YEARS, THE MARINE POLICE -HAVE STOOD BETWEEN HONG KONG AND THOSE FORCES WHICH WOULD DISRUPT ITS SECURITY AND TRANQUILITY,” HE SAID.

IT WAS THAT PEACE AND FREEDOM FROM INTERFERENCE WHICH HAD ALLOWED WHAT WAS ONCE LITTLE MORE THAN A COLLECTION OF FISHING VILLAGES, TO BECOME THE ECONOMIC GIANT OF TODAY. TRADE, THE VERY LIFEBLOOD OF HONG KONG, WAS POSSIBLE ONLY UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES WITH A SECURE HARBOUR AND OPEN SEA LANES.

’’THE EXPANSION AND MODERNISATION OF THE MARINE REGION, IF ALLOWED TO PROGRESS SATISFACTORILY, WILL PERMIT ACTIVE, POSITIVE POLICING, RATHER THAN A PASSIVE, REACTIVE ROLE,” MR MACDONALD SAID.

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NEW HOUSING MATERIALS TESTING LAB OPENED

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THE EMPHASIS WHICH THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT PLACES ON QUALITY IS THE KEY TO MAKING PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES SOPHISTICATED COMMUNITIES IN THEIR OWN RIGHT.

THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, MR FRED PANG YUK-LING, SAID THIS TODAY IN OFFICIALLY OPENING THE DEPARTMENT’S MATERIALS TESTING LABORATORY.

+WHILE SKILLFUL AND IMAGINATIVE ESTATE DESIGNS ARE VERY IMPORTANT, SO TOO IS THE NEED FOR EVER-IMPROVING QUALITY, WORKMANSHIP AND DURABILITY OF THE BUILDINGS WE ARE CONSTRUCTING,* MR PANG SAID.

HE SAID THE DEPARTMENT WAS BUILDING IMPROVED MULTI-ROOM FLATS IN RENTAL HOUSING ESTATES, REPLACING THE SIMPLE ONE-ROOM CONCEPTION TO M$ET THE GROWING ASPIRATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS OF TENANTS.

+THIS ADVANCE, TOGETHER WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE ESTATE DESIGN OFFERING WELL-PLANNED AND SAFE BUILDINGS AND GOOD ANCILLARY FACILITIES, PROVIDES A MUCH BETTER LIVING ENVIRONMENT FOR RESIDENTS.*

ON CONSTRUCTION, MR PANG SAID THE USE OF RELIABLE AND HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIALS EXERCISED WITH CARE AND THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR LIMITATIONS WOULD MAKE PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES LAST AND MINIMISE MAINTENANCE COSTS.

AND IT WAS FOR THESE VERY GOOD REASONS THE MATERIALS TESTING LABORATORY, THE DEPARTMENT’S NEW TECHNICAL ARM, WAS SET UP, HE SAID.

+IT WILL IMPROVE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF BUILDING MATERIALS AND HELP ASSURE THEIR QUALITY, THUS ENABLING THE DEPARTMENT TO MONITOR ALL ROUTINE TESTING OF CONCRETE AND MATERIALS USED IN ITS BUILDING CONSTRUCTION.*

FOR THE PRESENT, HE SAID, FACILITIES IN THE LABORATORY COVERED ONLY THE CURING AND COMPRESSIVE TESTING OF CONCRETE CUBES AND CORES, BUT THEY WOULD SOON BE EXTENDED TO COVER OTHER BUILDING MATERIALS SUCH AS AGGREGATE, CEMENT, AND CHEMICAL TESTING.

TENDER DOCUMENTATION IS ALSO IN HAND FOR PURCHASING NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR STEEL TESTS.

+THEREAFTER, DEPENDENT UPON PRIORITIES, SUITABLE TESTING EQUIPMENT FOR BITUMEN, SOILS, BUILDING SERVICES MATERIALS AND FITTING WILL GRADUALLY BE INSTALLED.*

/HOWEVER, MR ........

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HOWEVER, MR PANG SAID THAT THE LABORATORY WAS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE THE PRESENT TESTING USE THE DEPARTMENT MADE OF COMMERCIAL, GOVERNMENT OR INSTITUTIONAL LABORATORIES, BUT RATHER TO COMPLEMENT THEIR SERVICES.

+WE SHALL AIM TO DEVELOP CLOSE TIES WITH THEM AND COMPARE RESULTS.*

TO ACHIEVE SUCH COMPARISONS, MR PANG SAID, THE LABORATORY WILL OPERATE TO +BENCH MARK* STANDARDS WHICH WILL REQUIRE CLOSE LIAISON AND CO-OPERATION WITH THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, THE TEACHING INSTITUTIONS AND, IN DUE COURSE, THE GOVERNMENT’S ACCREDITATION SYSTEM.

WORK HAS ALREADY STARTED ON THE COMPUTERISATION OF THE LABORATORY TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND TO REGULARISE TEST RESULTS.

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YOUTHS GET CHANCE TO SHOW CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY ******

WONG TAI SIN YOUTHS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF LEARNING MORE ABOUT OUTDOOR LIFE AND DEMONSTRATE THEIR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN THE DISTRICT’S IYY YOUTH FESTIVAL.

ON TWO CONSECUTIVE SATURDAYS (OCTOBER 12 AND 19), YOUNG PEOPLE CF THE DISTRICT WILL SPEND THE MORNING AT THE CLEARWATER BAY COUNTRY PARK.

UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF STAFF MEMBERS OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT COUNTRY PARK AUTHORITY, THE YOUTHS WILL HELP CUT GRASS AND COLLECT LITTER IN THE COUNTRY PARK.

THE +YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT IN COUNTRY PARKS* EVENT IS ONE OF MANY ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT IYY CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

A SEMINAR ON LAW HAS ALSO BEEN ORGANISED FOR YOUTHS PARTICIPATING IN THE FESTIVAL. THE +LAW FOR YOUTH* SEMINAR, CO-ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT INDUSTRIAL YOUTH ACTIVITY COUNCIL, WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 11) AT 8 PM IN THE CALVARY CHURCH SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE IN TSZ WAN SHAN.

ALSO ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 13), YOUTHS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY CF SEEING HOW THE POLICE OPERATE IN COUNTRY PARKS BY SPENDING A DAY IN SAI KUNG.

OTHER ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL INCLUDE YOUTH CAMPS, EXHIBITIONS AND INTER-SCHOOL TELEMATCH GAMES.

PAMPHLETS WITH DETAILS OF ALL THE PROGRAMMES IN THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT IYY YOUTH FESTIVAL ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS BRANCH OFFICES.

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MORE WORK FOR RSD STAFF IN DEVELOPING NEW TOWN ******

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAD TO CLEAR AN ADDITIONAL FIVE TO 10 TONNES OF REFUSE EACH MONTH IN SHA TIN AS A RESULT OF THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT AND POPULATION GROWTH OF THE NEW TOWN.

THIS WAS DISCLOSED TODAY AT THE FIRST MEETING OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL BY THE DISTRICT HYGIENE SUPERINTENDENT (SHA TIN), MR NG YING-NEEN.

HE SAID 327 OF THE DISTRICT’S 533 ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE STAFF, AIDED BY A FLEET OF 28 SPECIALISED VEHICLES, CLEARED AN AVERAGE OF 185 TONNES OF REFUSE DAILY.

+THIS FIGURE CONTINUES TO INCREASE AT A RATE OF FIVE TO 10 TONNES PER MONTH FOLLOWING THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT AND THE SUBSEQUENT POPULATION GROWTH IN THE DISTR ICT,+ HE ADDED.

ANOTHER TEAM OF SEVEN HEALTH INSPECTORS LOOKED AFTER 632 RESTAURANTS, VARIOUS FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS AND PLACES OF PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT THAT WERE LICENSED OR PERMITTED TO OPERATE TO ENSURE THAT THEY MET THE REQUIRED STANDARD OF PUBLIC HYGIENE AND SAFETY. THEY ALSO TOOK ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST UNLICENSED PREMISES.

THE DEPARTMENT ALSO MANAGES THREE PUBLIC MARKETS AND A COOKED FOOD MARKET IN SHA TIN WHILE HAWKER CONTROL RESTS WITH A GENERAL DUTIES TEAM OF 137 MEMBERS.

LOOKING AFTER 20 HECTARES OF SPORTSGROUND, PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, SWIMMING POOLS, SITTING-OUT AREAS AND REST GARDENS WAS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A TEAM OF AMENITIES AND SPORTS OFFICERS, ARTISANS AND WORKMEN.

DISTRICT LEISURE MANAGER (SHA TIN), MR LAU TAK-SHIU, SAID THE DEPARTMENT MAINTAINED TWO PLANT NURSERIES IN SHA TIN THAT PROVIDED ANNUALLY OVER 300 000 PLANT MATERIALS INCLUDING TREES, SHRUBS, CLIMBERS AND GROUND COVERS. IT ALSO KEPT 25 HECTARES OF ROADSIDE AMENITY PLOTS IN THE DISTRICT.

SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT LAST APRIL, 125 RECREATION AND SPORTS EVENTS CATERING FOR PEOPLE WORKING OR LIVING IN SHA TIN WERE ORGANISED. ASSISTANCE WAS ALSO-GIVEN TO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN PROMOTING RECREATION AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES CENTRED ON THE SHA TIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, WHICH HAD A STOCK OF 28 315 BOOKS AND 2 166 ITEMS OF AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS. THE LIBRARY ALSO PROVIDED A WIDE RANGE OF EXTENSION ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING STORY-TELLING, BOOK EXHIBITIONS, SUBJECT TALKS, MINI CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS, MUSIC APPRECIATION, FILM SHOWS, ETC.

FREE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMES, SUCH AS CANTONESE OPERAS, VARIETY SHOWS, POP CONCERTS, ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS, PUPPET SHOwS, ETC. WERE REGULARLY ARRANGED IN 11 OUTDOOR VENUES AND COMMUNITY CENTRES. ON THE AVERAGE, FIVE PROGRAMMES WERE PRESENTED EACH MONTH IN SHA TIN, ATTRACTING SOME 300 TO 800 AUDIENCE EACH TIME.

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CAR PARKING SITE UP FOR RENT * * *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS I NV ITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCY OF A CAR PARK AT FUNG SHING STREET, DIAMOND HILL IN KOWLOON.

THE 1.65-HECTARE SITE IS FOR A FEE-PAYING PUBLIC PARKING AREA FOR MOTOR VEHICLES UNDER 12 TONNES, EXCLUDING CONTAINER VEHICLES.

THE TENANCY IS FOR THREE YEARS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY.

CLOSING DATE FOR ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS IS OCTOBER 25.

THE TENDER FORM, NOTICE AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND A PLAN AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT, THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, SURVEY DIVISION, MURRAY BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG? AND THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON EAST, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 1OTH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL 5-233191

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

'CONTAINER POHT A MIRACLE OF DEVELOPMENT' ................... 1

SIR DAVID HOPES FOR DECISION SOON ON I® CONTAINER TERMINAL . 1

CS LOOKS INTO TSING YI WORKS ................................ 4

GENERAL SATISFACTION WITH ELECTION, AG SAYS ................. 4

HK SEEKS REVIEW OF U.S. ORIGIN RULES PLAN ................... 6

LADY YOUDE VISITS SANDY BAY INSTITUTIONS..................... 7

DISCUSSION ON VALUE FOR MONEY STUDY GROUP ................... 8

CONTRACTS AWARDED FOR SHEK WU HUI DEVELOPMENT................ 9

BOARD TO DISCUSS STREET SLEEPERS ISSUE ...................... 9

JAPANESE YOUTHS TOUR TSUEN JAN .............................. 10

COURTESY CAMPAIGN AIMS AT ELDERLY ........................... 11

SPECIAL PLAN SET OUT FOR FESTIVAL TRAFFIC ................... 12

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHARITY WALK........................ 14

WORK ON TSING YI BRIDGE...................................... 15

SALZBURG MDZARTEUM ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM HERE................. 15

meet the media session ...................................... 16

THURSDAY, OCTOBER IO, 1985

’CONTAINER PORT A MIRACLE OF DEVELOPMENT’ * * * * *

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT THE CONTAINER PORT WAS ONE OF THE MIRACLES OF HONG KONG’S DEVELOPMENT.

+ IT IS A MERE 10 YEARS SINCE THIS LAND WAS RECLAIMED,FROM THE SEA IN AN ACT OF FAITH IN THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG AND ITS HARBOUR. HOW WELL THAT CONFIDENCE AND FAITH WAS JUSTIFIED*.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE MODERN TERMINALS LIMITED’S NEW SPORTS CENTRE, HE SAID THE TERMINAL, THE THIRD LARGEST CONTAINER HANDLING TERMINAL IN THE WORLD, HAD SIX BERTHS, 2 300 METRES OF QUAY AND 88 HECTARES OF BACK-UP FOR CARGO HANDLING, CONTAINER STORAGE AND CONTAINER FREIGHT STATIONS.

SIR DAVID SAID THAT TO MEET INCREASING DEMAND, THE KWAI CHUNG CREEK RECLAMATION WOULD PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL 15 HECTARES CF BACK-UP SPACE THAT WOULD BE COMPLETED BY MID-1987.

NEGOTIATIONS WERE ALSO UNDER WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ADDITIONAL TERMINAL WITH THREE BERTHS, HE ADDED.

TURNING TO THE SPORTS CENTRE, SIR DAVID SAID IT SHOWED CLEARLY THAT THE MANAGEMENT OF THE MODERN TERMINAL LIMITED RECOGNISED THE CONTRIBUTION OF OUR SKILLED AND EFFICIENT WORKERo TO THE SUCCESS OF THE TERMINAL, WHICH WAS AN EXAMPLE OTHER EMPLOYERS COULD WELL FOLLOW.

HE CONGRATULATED THE ARCHITECT OF THE CENTRE, MR ALAN WRIGHT, FOR HIS BOLD AND CREATIVE APPROACH WHICH PRODUCED AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND SPACIOUS SPORTS CENTRE.

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SIR DAVID HOPES FOR DECISION SOON ON NEW CONTAINER TERMINAL * * * *

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY THAT HE HOPED A DECISION WOULD BE REACHED +WITHIN A MATTER OF WEEKS*, ON NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE OPERATOR AND THE GOVERNMENT ON A NEW CONTAINER TERMINAL INVOLVING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION ON PROGRESS OF NEGOTIATIONS ON THE EXTENSION TO THE TERMINAL, SIR DAVID SAID THAT THE NEGOTIATIONS WERE GOING ON EXTREMELY WELL AND HE HOPED THAT THERE WOULD BE +A FINAL CONCLUSION, THAT WE WERE GOING AHEAD, OR AT LEAST THE OPERATORS WERE GOING AHEAD, WITHIN A MATTER OF WEEKS FROM NOW*.

/+! HOPE ......

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+ l HOPE THE FINAL DECISION WILL BE TAKEN TO GO AHEAD. IT IS A COMPLICATED EQUATION FROM AN ENGINEERING POINT OF VIEW, BUT I HOPE THAT ALL THOSE PROBLEMS WILL BE SORTED OUT AND THAT THE GO-AHEAD WOULD BE VERY SOON.

+S0 THAT AGAIN IS VERY BIG NEWS FOR HONG KONG, BECAUSE THE INVESTMENT IN THE EXTENSION OF THE CONTAINER PORT RUNS INTO BILLIONS OF DOLLARS,* SIR DAVID SAID.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY WAS REPLYING TO QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESS AFTER OPENING THE SPORTS CENTRE OF MODERN TERMINALS LIMITED IN KWAI CHUNG THIS MORNING.

ASKED TO EXPLAIN THE ENGINEERING COMPLICATIONS HE REFERRED TO, SIR DAVID SAID: + IT IS A LARGE RECLAMATION. THE WATER IS VERY DEEP AND DECIDING EXACTLY HOW YOU ARE TO RECLAIM IT AND WHERE THE FILL FOR THE RECLAMATION IS TO COME FROM IS QUITE A COMPLICATED ENGINEERING EQUATION.*

ASKED IF THE GOVERNMENT WOULD CARRY OUT THE RECLAMATION, SIR DAVID REPLIED: +N0. JUST AS WE DID THESE TERMINALS HERE, WE ACTUALLY DISPOSE OF THE SEA BED AND THEN THE OPERATORS OR THE APPLICANTS GET ON WITH DOING THE WORK THEMSELVES. IN THAT WAY YOU ACHIEVE A MUCH MORE EFFICIENT AND QUICK SOLUTION.*

EARLIER, SIR DAVID EXPLAINED TO REPORTERS THAT HE HAD GONE TO OPEN THE SPORTS CENTRE AND ALSO TO SEE THE CONTAINER PORT, AND THAT HE WOULD LATER BE GOING TO TSI NG Yl +T0 HAVE A LOOK ROUND AND SEE THE DEVELOPMENT ON TSI NG Yl AND TO LEARN ABOUT SOME OF THEIR PROBLEMS FIRST HAND.*

+1 HAVEN’T, + SIR DAVID SAID, +COME TO KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl TO TALK ABOUT CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT. I THINK WE’VE HAD ENOUGH ON CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR A FEW DAYS, REALLY. BUT I HOPE YOU ALL WILL GET THE SAME FEELING OF EXCITEMENT THAT I GET WHEN I COME TO KWAI CHUNG AND SEE THIS TREMENDOUS DEVELOPMENT AND I HOPE YOU FEEL AS PROUD AS I DO OF HONG KONG TO HAVE REALLY WHAT IS THE THIRD LARGEST CONTAINER PORT IN THE WORLD, WHICH IS REALLY A TREMENDOUS ACHIEVEMENT FOR THIS SMALL PLACE TO HAVE ACHIEVED IN WORLD DIMENSION.*

ASKED WHETHER HE EXPECTED ANY DELAY IN THE NEXT MEETING OF THE SINO-BRITISH LAND COMMISSION, SIR DAVID SAID: +N0. THE LAND COMMISSION MEETING WAS POSTPONED FOR VERY GOOD REASONS — THAT THERE WERE A LOT OF TECHNICAL PAPERS TO BE READ AND DIGESTED AND A SHORT DELAY WAS VERY REASONABLE.*

SIR DAVID ADDED THAT HE WOULD NOT L'lKE TO SPECULATE ON THE AGENDA OF THE LAND COMMISSION AND THE NATURE OF THE PAPERS THAT THEY WERE CONSIDERING.

/+BOT LAND........

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1985

+BUT LAND IN SUCH A SMALL PLACE AS HONG KONG IS REALLY A VERY COMPLICATED QUESTION, AND THERE IS A LOT OF DETAILED DOCUMENTATION INVOLVED, AND THAT IS WHAT THE POSTPONEMENT IS FOR - IN ORDER TO CONSIDER THE DOCUMENTS IN DETAIL.*

ASKED IF HE EXPECTED THAT A CONCLUSION WOULD BE ARRIVED AT DURING THE NEXT LAND COMMISSION MEETING, SIR DAVID SAID: +THEY KEEP ROLLING YOU KNOW, DIGESTING ONE PROBLEM, SOLVING IT, MOVING TO THE NEXT PROBLEM.*

THAT LAND

REPLYING TO ANOTHER QUESTION CONCERNING LAND, SIR DAVID SAID HE WAS SURE THAT 50 HECTARES SHOULD BE ENOUGH FOR THE NORMAL DISPOSAL PROGRAMME.

+BUT WHEN YOU HAVE VERY LARGE PROJECTS, YOU WILL HAVE TO TAKE A DIFFERENT LOOK AT THEM.*

REPLYING TO A QUESTION AS TO WHETHER DIRECT ELECTIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WOULD BE ON THE AGENDA OF THE SECOND FETING OF THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP IN BEIJING NEXT MONTH, SIR DAVID SAID HE THOUGHT THAT THE JOINT DECLARATION MADE IT VERY CLEAR WHAT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE JLG WAS. +AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE JOINT DECLARATION MORE SERIOUSLY, IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THOSE MATTERS,+ HE ADDED.

ASKED IF HE HAD ANY REACTION TO COMMENTS BY LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER, MRS SELINA CHOW, ON RTHK TODAY THAT SHE WOULD BE CALLING FOR A DEBATE ON THE BASIC LAW IN LEGCO, SIR DAVID SAID: +N0. I THINK I HAVE SAID ALL THAT I HAVE TO SAY ON THAT SUBJECT.+

ASKED ALSO IF HE HAD ANY PERSONAL COMMENTS ON A COURT CASE +INVOLVING A MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN’S CENTRE*, SIR DAVID REPLIED: +N0. I DON’T HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON IT.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION AS TO WHETHER HE HAD READ THE LAW REFORM COMMISSION’S REPORT ON CONFESSION STATEMENTS AND THEIR ADMISSIBILITY IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS, AND + HOW QUICKLY* MIGHT THE GOVERNMENT BE ACTING ON IT, SIR DAVID SAID: +1 ’VE OBVIOUSLY READ IT? BUT IT’S NOW OUT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ANIX DEBATE. WE WON T BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD IN ANY DIRECTION UNTIL WE’VE LISTENED TO WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT.*

ON A QUESTION AS TO +WHEN WILL A REVIEW OF THE HOMOSEXUALITY LAWS BE TAKEN UP AGAIN, SIR DAVID REPLIED: +l COULDN’T SAY, QUITE FRANKLY.*

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CS LOOKS INTO TSI NG Yl WORKS * * * *

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TODAY (THURSDAY) SAW WORK BEING CARRIED OUT ON THE TSI NG Yl NORTH BRIDGE, WHICH COSTS $200 MILLION, AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 1987.

THE BRIDGE WILL BE A TWO-LANE DUAL CARRIAGEWAY, WITH CAPACITY FOR 3 000 VEHICLES AN HOUR IN EACH DIRECTION.

SIR DAVID WAS MAKING A TOUR OF TSING Yl ISLAND TO LOOK INTO GENERAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA.

SIR DAVID FIRST ARRIVED AT THE TSING Yl PUBLIC SCHOOL

WHERE HE WAS MET BY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (TSUEN WAN), MR CHAN SUI— JEUNG, KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BRIAN COAK, AND PROJECT MANAGER (TSUEN WAN), DR E.G. PRYOR.

AT THE SCHOOL, SIR DAVID INSPECTED A DISPLAY OF MAPS AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF TSING Yl, AND WAS BRIEFED ON THE VARIOUS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

HE THEN PROCEEDED TO THE ROOF-TOP OF THE SCHOOL FOR A PANORAMIC VIEW OF NORTH-EAST TSING Yl.

IN THE EXTREME NORTH-EAST END OF TSING Yl, NEAR NGA YING CHAU, EXTENSIVE RECLAMATION AND FORMATION WORK IS BEING CARRIED OUT TO PROVIDE LAND FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AND ASSOCIATED FACILITIES.

TSING Yl ISLAND IS DEVELOPING RAPIDLY, AND BY EARLY 1990, THE POPULATION WILL TREBLE FROM THE EXISTING 62 000 TO 220 000.

SIR DAVID LATER TOURED THE CHEUNG HONG PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE.

DURING HIS VISIT TO TSING Yl, SIR DAVID ALSO MET COMMUNITY LEADERS AND DISCUSSED LOCAL AFFAIRS WITH THEM.

GENERAL SATISFACTION WITH ELECTION, AG SAYS *****

THERE WAS GENERAL SATISFACTION WITH THE OUTCOME OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS, AND THE WAY IN WHICH THE SYSTEM WORKED, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, MR MICHAEL THOMAS, (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE

ELECTORAL

SAID THIS

ADDRESSING THE ZONTA CLUB OF KOWLOON AT A LUNCHEON MEETING ON +LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS+, MR THOMAS SAID THE ELECTORAL SYSTEMS DID NOT COME IN +NICELY PREPARED PACKAGES*.

/the basic ........

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1?85

THE BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR HONG KONG’S ARRANGEMENTS. HE SAID, HAD TO BE CAREFULLY THOUGHT THROUGH BY SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WORKING UNDER THE CHIEF SECRETARY, AND THE APPROVAL CF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS HAD TO BE OBTAINED.

+POLICY DECISIONS HAD TO BE TAKEN ON SUCH MATTERS AS THE ABSOLUTE MAJORITY AS AGAINST THE ’FIRST PAST THE POST’, WHETHER MULTIPLE VOTING WOULD BE ALLOWED IF A VOTER QUALIFIED IN TWO FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES AND SO 0N,+ HE SAID.

ONCE THESE PRINCIPLES HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED, CONSIDERABLE wORK HAD TO BE DONE BY A TEAM OF DRAFTSMEN WHO DESERVED MUCH PRAISE FOR PUTTING THE ELECTORAL PACKAGE TOGETHER.

THESE UNPRECEDENTED ELECTIONS THUS +PASSED OFF WITHOUT PROBLEMS*, AND +N0 FLAWS IN THE LEGISLATION CAME TO LIGHT,* MR THOMAS SAID. AND IT WAS +HIGHLY COMMENDABLE ON THE PART OF ALL THE CANDIDATES AND THEIR SUPPORTERS AS THERE WAS LITTLE ACRIMONY CR VITUPERATION.* IT WAS QUITE COMMON FOR CANDIDATES IN OTHER SOCIETIES TO ABUSE ONE ANOTHER SHAMEFULLY, +WITH THREATS, ACCUSATIONS AND EVEN LIBEL WRITS FLYING LIKE CONFETTI AT A WEDDING.*

HONG KONG COULD BE PROUD OF THE FACT THAT ON ALL SIDES, +WE HAVE HEARD OF HONEST AND STRAIGHTFORWARD CAMPAIGNING, IN WHICH WORTHY CANDIDATES OFFERED THEMSELVES, THEIR VIEWS AND WHAT THEY STOOD FOR, AS THE INDUCEMENTS FOR SUPPORT.*

+THIS IS AS IT SHOULD BE,* HE SAID.

REFERRING TO FEARS THAT THERE MIGHT BE +WIDESPREAD JERRYMANDERING AND CORRUPTION*, IN THE ELECTIONS, HE SAID THERE WER ONLY FIVE COMPLAINTS MADE TO THE ICAC, COMPARED WITH OVER 80 COMPLAINTS AFTER THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

+ONLY THREE INVOLVE ALLEGATIONS OF IMPROPER BEHAVIOUR AND ARE INVESTIGABLE. IF TRUE, ONE IS TRIFLING, ONE SERIOUS IN A MINOR WAY, AND ONE ONLY IS SERIOUS,* HE ADDED.

ALL THIS, HE SAID, SHOWED THAT HONG KONG COULD .ADAPT ITSELF TO A NOVEL ELECTORAL PROCESS READILY AND THAT THOSE WHO ASPIRED TO POLITICAL OFFICE COULD ACQUIT THEMSELVES WELL.

+IT HAS BEEN A VERY ENCOURAGING FIRST STEP TOWARDS AN ELECTED LEGISLATURE,* HE SAID.

SPEAKING OF THE CANDIDATES FOR THE LEGAL CONSTITUENCY ELECTIONS, HE SAID THEY +DID A GREAT SERVICE TO THE ELECTORAL PROCESS*, NOT ONLY BY OFFERING THEMSELVES AS CANDIDATES, BUT ALSO BY CONDUCTING A SERIOUS CAMPAIGN WHICH REACHED OUT TO EVERY VOTER.

/WITH REGARD........

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WITH REGARD TO THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL COMPRISING OFFICIALS, APPOINTED AND ELECTED MEMBERS, MR THOMAS SAID: +THE COMMUNITY WILL BE WATCHING CLOSELY TO SEE HOW THIS NEW TEAM TACKLES THE PROCESSING OF LEGISLATION, THE QUESTIONING OF GOVERNMENT POLICY, AND THE DEBATING OF PUBLIC ISSUES.+

HE SAID HE WAS SURE THAT ELECTED MEMBERS WOULD WISH TO MAKE CLEARLY KNOWN TO THE COUNCIL THE CONCERNS OF THOSE FOR WHOM

THEY WERE WELL QUALIFIED TO SPEAK.

+BUT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WILL ALSO WISH THE COUNCIL TO RESOLVE ISSUES OF POLICY IN A WAY THAT PROMOTES THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE,+ HE SAID.

ON THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ELECTORAL PROCESS AND THE GOVERNMENT, MR THOMAS SAID IT WOULD BE WRONG TO TRY TO INSERT INTO HONG KONG’S ARRANGEMENTS STYLES OF GOVERNMENT WHICH WERE ALIEN

TO THE TRADITION OF HONG KONG’S SOCIETY.

+IT WILL BE A TIME FOR IDEAS TO EVOLVE IN THE LIGHT OF EXPERIENCE, IDEAS THAT WILL SUIT HONG KONG’S TRADITION OF PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNMENT BY CONSULTATION AND CONSENSUS,* HE SAID.

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HK SEEKS REVIEW OF *

U.S. ORIGIN RULES PLAN * * * * *

HONG KONG HAS ASKED THE UNITED STATES TO RECONSIDER ITS PROPOSAL TO EXTEND TO ALL TEXTILES FOR ALL PURPOSES CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN REGULATIONS WHICH CAME INTO FORCE IN APRIL 1985 FOR QUOTA CONTROL PURPOSES.

IN A NOTE TO THE AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION, THE TRADE DEPARTMENT SET OUT ITS RESPONSE TO A CALL FOR COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSAL PUBLISHED IN THE U.S. FEDERAL REGISTER ON AUGUST 2.

THE STATEMENT POINTED OUT THAT HONG KONG HAD BROUGHT A COMPLAINT ON THE EXISTING REGULATIONS TO THE TEXTILES SURVEILLANCE BODY IN GENEVA IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR ANDHT HAD RECEIVED A FAVOURABLE RECOMMENDATION. ALTHOUGH THE U.S. HAD FINALISED THE REGULATIONS, HONG KONG UNDERSTOOD THAT THE U.S. WAS PREPARED TO RESUME CONSULTATIONS ON THEM AT AN APPROPRIATE TIME.

EVEN THOUGH THE REGULATIONS WERE IMPLEMENTED IN APRIL THIS YEAR, THERE ARE STILL SOME AREAS WHICH ARE NOT CLEAR AND THERE IS UNCERTAINTY AS TO DETAILED INTERPRETATIONS — ESPECIALLY WITH REGARD TO KNITWEAR.

/+IN THESE........

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+IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, IT DOES NOT SEEM APPROPRIATE FOR THE UNITED STATES TO EXTEND THE PRINCIPLES OF THE ORIGIN REGULATIONS IN SECTION 12.130 OF THE CUSTOMS REGULATIONS TO ALL TEXTILES PRODUCTS FOR ALL PURPOSES,* SAID THE NOTE.

THE PROPOSED CHANGE WOULD ALSO ALTER LONG - STANDING AND ESTABLISHED PRACTICES ON WHICH THE HONG KONG KNITWEAR INDUSTRY HAS RELIED IN ORGANISING ITS PRODUCTION.

OF PARTICULAR CONCERN IS THE PROPOSED CHANGE TO MARKING REQUIREMENTS.

THE NOTE SAID THAT HONG KONG’S INDUSTRY HAD OVER THE YEARS DEVELOPED A REPUTATION FOR QUALITY PRODUCTS AND IN THIS REGARD THE INDUSTRY AND IMPORTERS IN THE U.S. ATTACHED GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THE HONG KONG LABEL. IF THE PROPOSED CHANGES WERE TO GO AHEAD THE INDUSTRY, IN ORDER TO RETAIN THE HONG KONG LABEL, WOULD HAVE TO MAKE LENGTHY, COSTLY AND BURDENSOME ADJUSTMENTS.

THE NOTE CONCLUDED BY SAYING THAT THE U.S. SHOULD RECONSIDER THE PROPOSAL. IF IT STILL WISHED TO GO AHEAD, THEN DISCUSSIONS SHOULD BE HELD IN ORDER THAT EACH SIDE COULD EXPLAIN ITS CONCERN AND ATTEMPT TO REACH A MUTUALLY SATISFACTORY UNDERSTANDING BEFORE A FINAL DECISION WAS MADE.

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LADY YOUDE VISITS SANDY BAY INSTITUTIONS

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LADY YOUDE THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING VISITED TWO GOVERNMENT-SUBVENTED INSTITUTIONS FOR DISABLED CHILDREN AT SANDY BAY - THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTRE AND THE DUCHESS OF KENT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.

AT THE CENTRE SHE SAW 140 CHILDREN BEING TRAINED TO OVERCOME THEIR DISABILITIES AND TO INTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY.

LADY YOUDE WAS TOLD THAT THE CENTRE PROVIDED CHILDREN WITH COMPREHENSIVE PHYSIOTHERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND SPEECH THERAPY TREATMENT.

SHE WAS ACCOMPANIED ON HER TOUR BY THE CENTRE’S SUPERVISOR, MR S.B. LI! THE DEPUTY PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS SOCIETY, DR T.C. CHENG5 AND THE SOCIETY’S DIRECTOR, I4?S IRENE CHEUNG.

LADY YOUDE THEN WENT TO THE DUCHESS OF KENT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WHERE SHE WAS BRIEFED BY THE MATRON, MRS A. IU, AND THE FUND-RAISING OFFICER, MRS HILARY PRIOR, ON THE VARIOUS FACILITIES IN THE HOSPITAL.

/THE 160-BED ........

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THE 160-BED HOSPITAL, RUN BY THE SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF CF DISABLED CHILDREN, IS ONE OF THE LARGEST CHILDREN ORTHOPAEDICS HOSPITALS IN THE WORLD AND IS FAMOUS FOR ITS TREATMENT OF SPINAL DEFORMITIES.

LADY YOUDE WAS TOLD THAT THE HOSPITAL’S NEW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED NEXT YEAR, WOULD PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR BETTER ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN’S PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABILITY.

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DISCUSSION ON VALUE FOR MONEY STUDY GROUP

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THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY) THE SETTING UP OF A STEERING GROUP IN THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO OVERSEE THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT’S VALUE FOR MONEY STUDY TEAM.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS A PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH STATUTORY CONTROL OVER BOTTLED WATER SOLD AS +MI NERAL WATER + .

THEY WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE CONCEPT OF THE PROVISIONAL ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF EXPENDITURE FOR THE COMING FINANCIAL YEAR AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF TUEN MUN TOWN PARK.

THE OPEN MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN AT 2.30 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE MEETING.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1985

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CONTRACTS AWARDED FOR SHEK WU HUI DEVELOPMENT

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THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT RECENTLY AWARDED TWO CONTRACTS, AMOUNTING TO MORE THAN $27 MILLION, FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHEK WU HUI.

THE FIRST CONTRACT OF $25 MILLION IS FOR THE FORMATION OF 17 HECTARES OF LAND TO THE WEST OF TIN PING ESTATE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME HOUSING ESTATE.

THE LAND FORMED WILL ALSO PROVIDE SPACE FOR COMMUNITY FACILITIES SUCH AS A SPORTS GROUND, INDOOR GAMES HALLS, LOCAL OPEN SPACE, A CAR PARK AND A BUS TERMINUS.

THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO ROADS, TOTALLING 1.3 KILOMETRES, TO THE NORTH OF JOCKEY CLUB ROAD WHICH WILL PROVIDE VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO THE ABOVE DEVELOPMENTS, IS ALSO PART OF THE PROJECT.

WORK WILL START THE MIDDLE OF THIS MONTH AND BE COMPLETED IN 20 MONTHS.

THE SECOND CONTRACT INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A LOCAL OPEN SPACE FOR SHEUNG SHU I TSUEN.

IT INCLUDES THE PROVISION OF SITTING AREAS, GARDENS, PAVILIONS AND CHILDREN'S PLAY AREAS.

WORK wILL START NEXT WEEK AND BE COMPLETED IN EIGHT MONTHS.

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BOARD TO DISCUSS STREET SLEEPERS ISSUE

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THE FINDINGS OF A SURVEY ON NUISANCES CAUSED TO RESIDENTS AT FERRY POINT BY STREET SLEEPERS WILL BE DISCUSSED AT TOMORROw’o YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD MEETING.

THE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED BY A GROUP COMPRISING DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO STUDY THE PROBLEM AND TO RECOMMEND SOLUTIONS.

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON PROPOSALS TO ALLEVIATE ENVIRONMENTAL, HYGIENE AND TRANSPORT PROBLEMS IN THE SHEK LUNG STREET FRUIT MARKET.

THE FRUIT MARKET HaS BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR 60 YEARS, AND ABOUT 70 PER CENT OF ALL FRUITS CONSUMED IN HONG KONG ARE HANDLED IN THE MARKET.

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THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY, TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AND IMPROVEMENT WORKS AT GASCOIGNE ROAD AND CHATHAM ROAD.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE DISTRIBUTION OF NEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN YAU MA TEI, THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF DB FUNDS AND PROGRESS REPORTS FROM VARIOUS COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD ON THE SECOND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE AT 490-492 NATHAN ROAD, HOP FAT COMMERCIAL CENTRE.

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JAPANESE YOUTHS TOUR TSUEN WAN * * * *

A GROUP OF JAPANESE YOUTHS VISITED TSUEN WAN TODAY (THURSDAY) TO SEE FACILITIES IN THE NEW TOWN AND TO MEET YOUTHS IN THE DISTRICT AS PART OF THE CULTURAL EXCHANGE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED UNDER THE DISTRICT’S INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR PROGRAMME.

THE GROUP COMPRISING 30 MEMBERS FROM KAGOSHIMA PREFECTURE SPENT THE MORNING TOURING THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, AND THE COMMUNITY HALL AT SHEK wAI KOK, AND VISITING THE SCENIC YUEN YUEN INSTITUTE BEFORE ATTENDING A LUNCH RECEPTION AT THE HILLTOP

COUNTRY CLUB.

AT THE RECEPTION, THEY WERE MET BY TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, i-H ANGUS MIU, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT IYY CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR CHAU HOW-CHEN.

+THE VISIT BY THE JAPANESE YOUTHS PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN YOUTHS OF THE TWO PLACES AND ALSO PAVED THE WAY FOR THE IYY YOUTH AMBASSADOR SCHEME OF TSUEN WAN YOUTHS TO VISIT JAPAN NEXT YEAR,+ MR CHAU SAID.

+TEN YOUTHS WILL BE SELECTED FROM AMONG PARTICIPANTS IN VARIOUS IYY ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT AND WILL BE SENT AS AMBASSADORS TO JAPAN,+ HE ADDED.

THE VISITORS ARE FROM VARIOUS PROFESSIONS, RANGING FROM POLICE OFFICERS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESSMEN. MOST OF THEM ARE ALSO ENGAGED IN COMMUNITY AND YOUTH ACTIVITY SERVICES.

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COURTESY CAMPAIGN AIMS AT ELDERLY * * * *

A DAY OF FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUNG AND

■-■■■ - ■ -.....- - OLD WILL MARK

THE OPENING OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT COURTESY CAMPAIGN THIS SATURDAY (OCTOBER 12) AT THE KIANGSU AND CHEKIANG PRIMARY SCHOOL.

MORE THAN 600 SENIOR CITIZENS IN THE DISTRICT WILL BE TREATEu TO A TWO-HOUR CHINESE OPERA, WHILE SOME 100 YOUTHS, FROM VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT YOUTH GROUPS, WILL PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO THE ELDERLY BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN VARIOUS TELEMATCHES ON THE ROOFTOP OF THE SCHOOL.

EACH PARTICIPANT IN THE EVENT WILL RECEIVE A GIFT PACKET DONATED BY THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON KAIFONG WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A PHOTO DISPLAY ON THE WORKS OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT YOUTH RECREATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT YOUTH RECREATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE AND THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON KAIFONG’S ASSOCIATION AND SPONSORED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD, THE EVENT IS AIMED AT FOSTERING RESPECT FOR THE ELDERLY AND IS PART OF A COURTESY DRIVE IN THE DISTRICT TO COINCIDE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR.

OTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE CAMPAIGN INCLUDE A SLOGAN-DESIGN COMPETITION AND A CHINESE LYRIC COMPOSITION CONTEST. APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE COMPETITIONS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE STARTING FROM OCTOBER 14.

EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY AT 3 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT COURTESY CAMPAIGN AND THE CANTONESE OPERA CONCERT FOR ELDERLY AT 3 PM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 12) IN THE KIANGSU AND CHEKIANG PRIMARY SCHOOL HALL AT 30 CHING WAH STREET, NORTH POINT.

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SPECIAL PLAN SET OUT FOR FESTIVAL TRAFFIC ******

SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES FOR THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL.

WO HOP SHEK ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC

EXCEPT EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND HEARSES, BUT INCLUDING VEHICLES

ACCOMPANYING HEARSES, BETWEEN 4 AM AND 8 PM ON :

OCTOBER 13, (SUNDAY)

OCTOBER 20, (SUNDAY)

OCTOBER 22, (FESTIVAL DAY)

OCTOBER 27, (SUNDAY)

NOVEMBER 3, (SUNDAY)

ON THE ABOVE-MENTIONED DAYS, WO HOP SHEK CONNECTION SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN NORTHEAST SLIP ROAD AND WO HOP SHEK ROAD AS WELL AS THE SLIP ROAD FROM TAI PO ROAD TO WO HOP SHEK ROUNDABOUT WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC EXCEPT KMB BUSES, EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND HEARSES BUT INCLUDING VEHICLES ACCOMPANYING HEARSES.

IN ADDITION, THE TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SECTION WEST SERVICE ROAD BETWEEN HO KAR YUEN ACCESS ROAD AND WO HOP SHEK ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES, EXCEPT FOR KMB BUSES DURING THE ABOVE DAYS.

FANLING PLAYGROUND ROAD, I.E. THE ROAD LEADING FROM TAI PO ROAD TO PAK FUK TSUEN, WILL ALSO BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES, EXCEPT FOR KMB BUSES, GREEN MINIBUSES, EMERGENCY AND RESIDENTS’ VEHICLES SEEKING LOCAL ACCESS BETWEEN 6 AM AND 6 PM ON THE ABOVE STATED DAYS.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE FANLING KCR STATION FORECOURT WILL BE CLOSED AT ITS ACCESS FROM ROAD D5 TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT KMB BUSES, GREEN MINIBUSES AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

LO WAI ROAD BETWEEN LO WAI BUS TERMINUS AND YUEN YUEN HOK YUEN WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICLES, EXCEPT FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES FROM 7 AM TO 4 PM ON OCTOBER 13, 20, 22 AND 27.

DURING THE CLOSURE, NT GREEN MINIBUSES ROUTES 81 AND 81M WILL TERMINATE AT LO WAI BUS TERMINUS.

THE ACCESS ROADS TO TSUEN WAN CEMETERY WILL BE CLOSED EXCEPT FOR HEARSES AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM ON OCTOBER 13, 19, 20, 21, 22 AND 27 AND ON ANY OTHER DAYS DURING THE FESTIVAL PERIOD IF TRAFFIC SITUATION SO REQUIRES.

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THE TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SECTION WEST SERVICE ROAD BETWEEN HONG LOK YUEN AND WO HOP SHEK MINI-ROUNDABOUT WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND ON THE FIVE DAYS MENTIONED ABOVE, BETWEEN 6 AM AND 6 PM.

SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC SHOULD USE TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SECTION INSTEAD.

THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED NOT TO USE THEIR PRIVATE CARS BUT TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO GO TO THE CEMETERIES, AS THERE WILL BE NO PARKING FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN THE VICINITY OF WO HOP SHEK. PARKING SPACES IN SHEUNG SHU I, FANLING AND AROUND TSUEN WAN CEMETERY ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. VEHICLES PARKED ILLEGALLY ON THE ROAD OR PAVEMENT WILL BE TOWED AWAY WITHOUT WARNING.

PRIVATE CARS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SET DOWN OR PICK UP PASSENGERS ON EITHER SIDE OF WO HOP SHEK ROAD.

KCRC SERVICE WILL BE STRENGTHENED AND OPERATE AT FIVE-MINUTE FREQUENCY FROM 7 AM TO 9.45 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM, AND AT 10-MINUTE FREQUENCY DURING OFF PEAK PERIODS ON THE FIVE DAYS MENTIONED.

SPECIAL SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE 70R WILL OPERATE BETWEEN FANLING KCR STATION AND WO HOP SHEK ON THE DAYS MENTIONED, AT THREE-MINUTE INTERVALS.

A $1 SINGLE FARE WILL BE CHARGED.

GRAVE-SWEEPERS WISHING TO GO TO SANDY RIDGE MAY USE REGULAR BUS SERVICES 73K PLYING BETWEEN SHEUNG SHU I AND SAN UK LING, OR THE ELECTRIC TRAIN SERVICE TO LO WU. PLBS AND TAXIS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO SET DOWN AND PICK UP PASSENGERS AT DESIGNATED LOCATIONS; WAITING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.

GRAVE-SWEEPERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO USE THE FOOTPATHS SOUTH CF THE FANLING STATION AS THESE ARE NOW PART OF A CONSTRUCTION SITE AND ARE NOT SAFE FOR PUBLIC USE. THEY ARE ADVISED TO FOLLOW THE PEDESTRIAN ROUTE FROM FANLING KCR STATION TO FANLING PLAYGROUND ROAD, FANLING ROUNDABOUT, TAI PO ROAD, WO HOP SHEK INTERCHANGE AND WO HOP SHEK ROAD.

THERE IS EXPECTED TO BE SEVERE TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON TAI PO ROAD.

VISITORS ARE ADVISED TO GO TO THE CEMETERIES EARLY OR ON OTHER NON-FESTIVAL DAYS. THOSE GOING TO THE NORTHERN PART OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO USE ROUTE TWISK AND FAN KAM ROAD, OR CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND TUEN MUN HIGHWAY AS ALTERNATIVE ROUTES.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHARITY WALK

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 13) IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR CHARITY WALK TO BE HELD BY THE COMMUNITY CHEST.

THE FOLLOWING MEASURES WILL BE IN FORCE THAT DAY:

ROAD CLOSURES

* THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR AND ALL ITS APPROACH ROADS WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 4 AM AND 9 PM;

* NAM ON LANE, ALONG WITH THE UNNAMED SLIP ROAD ADJACENT TO THE SHAU KEI WAN BUS TERMINUS, AND THE SECTION OF MONG LUNG STREET NORTH OF PO MAN STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 6 AM TO 4 PM; AND

* NAM ON STREET BETWEEN ALDRICH STREET AND NAM ON LANE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES FROM 6 AM TO 4 PM.

PARK ING

THE OPEN-AIR CAR

WILL BE CLOSED FROM 6

PARK ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE VICTORIA PARK PM ON OCTOBER 12 TO 2 PM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

BUS SERVICES

M CMB ROUTE 780 WILL BE SUSPENDED;

BUSES LEAVING

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THE SHAU KEI WAN BUS TERMINUS WILL BE DIVERTED VIA PO MAN STREET. MONG LUNG STREET, FACTORY STREET AND ALDRICH STREET FROM 6 AM TO 4. PM; AND

* BUS ST0P 0N THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF VICTORIA PARK ROAD ABOUT 50 METRES EAST OF THE GLOUCESTER ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE SUSPENDED BETWEEN 6 AM AND 1 PM.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO DRIVE WITH UTMOST rARF IM tuf vipimitv £ ™ ?hau kej wan bus terminus. armopru™teTtr“f IC aTSs anS 1TIE POLICE WILL BE ON HAND TO GUIDE MOTORISTS ILLEGAILY PARKED

VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED AWAY WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION.

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Thursday, October io, 1985

WORK ON TSI NG Yl BRIDGE * * * *

FOR THREE ONE-HOUR PERIODS ON OCTOBER 13 (SUNDAY), NOVEMBER 10 (SUNDAY) AND DECEMBER 8 (SUNDAY), TSI NG Yl BRIDGE WILL BE OPEN TO TRAFFIC AT INTERVALS OF FIVE MINUTES ONLY.

THESE ONE-HOUR PERIODS WILL START FROM MIDNIGHT, 6.30 AM AND 3 PM TO ENABLE CONSULTANTS TO CARRY OUT INVESTIGATIVE WORK.

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SALZBURG MOZARTEUM ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM HERE

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THE SALZBURG MOZARTEUM ORCHESTRA WILL VISIT HONG KONG AGAIN TO GIVE ONE PERFORMANCE AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL ON NOVEMBER 25.

THE ORCHESTRA, THE HOUSE ORCHESTRA OF THE SALZBURG FESTIVAL SINCE 1920, WAS LAST HERE IN 1978, PLAYING TO PACKED AUDIENCES AT THE CITY HALL.

UNDER CONDUCTOR HANS GRAF, THE ORCHESTRA WILL PERFORM MOZART’S SYMPHONY NO. 40 IN G MINOR, K 5501 SYMPHONY NO. 41 IN C MAJOR, K 551 +JUPITER+, AND PIANO CONCERTO NO. 26 IN D MAJOR, K 537 +CORONATI0N+. THE SOLOIST WILL BE ERIC HEIDSIECK.

THE PERFORMANCE IS PRESENTED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AND WILL BE HELD AT 8 PM ON NOVEMBER 25.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE AT $30, $50, $80 AND $120.

POSTAL BOOKINGS ARE ACCEPTED UNTIL OCTOBER 18.

COMPLETED BOOKING FORMS, TOGETHER WITH A CROSSED CHEQUE OR MONEY ORDER (PAYABLE TO +HONG KONG GOVERNMENT*) AND A STAMPED SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE, SHOULD BE SENT TO THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, TAI HO ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

THE REMAINING TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 25 ONWARDS AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE.

FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 0-440144.

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MEET THE MEDIA SESSION * * *

a mcct tuf MFttlA SESSION CHAIRED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR

38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

tmp WILL START AT 2.30 PM AT THE DEPARTMENT'S

roNFER™ENCESER0i8N0N>LHES16 ! FLOOR ANO W.LL BE FOLLOWED BY A HOUSE-WARMING PARTY ON THE 17TH FLOOR.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

•• ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191 'J 1

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

'UTMOST TO BE DONE ON HK TRAVEL DOCUMENTS' ................. 1

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LESS SUPPORT SEEN FOR JENKINS BILL......................... 2

PRESS BRIEFING ON JENKINS BILL ............................ 3

HK SEA SCHOOL PRAISED FOR EDUCATIONAL WORK ................ 3

RSD TO SET UP VALUE FOR MONEY STEERING GROUP .............. 4

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OLD I.D. CARDS NOT VALID FROM OCTOBER 20................... 5

NIGHT TUNNELLING WORK TO START ON ROUTE FIVE .............. 7

WAN CHAI SET FOR FIGHT CRIME DRIVE ........................ 8

THEN MUN OFFICE, REGISTRY ESTABLISHED ..................... 8

NEW RULING FOR MOTOR CYCLE LEARNER LICENCE................. 9

GREIN MINIBUS LICENCE OPEN TO INCORPORATED FIRMS .......... 9

EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES, PAYROLL STATISTICS FOR JUNE RELEASED .. 10

STUDENTS GAIN ESSAY AWARDS ................................ 15

27 SCHOOLS ENTER QUIZ ..................................... 16

TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OFFERING SHORT COURSES ............... 16

TRAINING COURSE FOR MAC MEMBERS ........................... 17

PUBLIC WARNED ABOUT HILL FIRE RISK ........................ 18

GROUND FLOOR PREMISES FOR RENT ............................ 18

PROJECTS ON DISPLAY ....................................... 19

SOMETHING FOR ALL AT SPORTS FESTIVAL ...................... 19

YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL IN SHA TIN........................... 20

/CHINESE CHESS .....

CHINESE CHESS CONTEST FOR WORKERS .............................   21

NEW TALENT SOUGHT FOR BANDS, ORCHESTRAS ......................... 21

FOLK SINGERS SET FOR FINALS ..................................... 22

ANGLING CONTEST FOR DISABLED .................................... 22

TREE PLANTING AT CEMETERY ....................................... 2J

CARRIAGEWAY CLOSURE ............................................. 2J

RESTRICTED ZONES AT (^UEENSWAY, CHI FU ROAD ..................... 24

TAI PO ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ..................................... 24

NIGHT CLOSURE OF FLYOVER ........................................ 24

FIELD MARSHAL WILL MEET PRESS ................................... 25

SHARE DISCLOSURES ............................................... 25

BMX RACE TO BE POSTPONED ......................................   26

LIFE SAVERS TO VIE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP IN COMPETITION............... 26

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’UTMOST TO BE DONE ON HK TRAVEL DOCUMENTS’

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BOTH THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WILL BE DOING THEIR UTMOST TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ISSUED IN HONG KONG WILL BE AS ACCEPTABLE AS POSSIBLE TO THE COUNTRIES WHERE THEY ARE USED, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE SAID TODAY.

+THE OBJECT OF THE EXERCISE IS TO FACILITATE TRAVEL BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER OPENING THE BRADBURY BUILDING AT THE HONG KONG SEA SCHOOL TODAY.

ASKED WHETHER THE BRITISH NATIONAL (OVERSEAS) PASSPORTS WOULD BE ISSUED FROM 1987, SIR EDWARD SAID NO ANNOUNCEMENTS HAD YET BEEN MADE.

+BUT I THINK YOU WILL FIND THAT IN QUITE A SHORT TIME NOW WE WILL BE ABLE TO TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT THAT,* HE ADDED.

ON PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE ORDER IN COUNCIL, THE GOVERNOR SAID: +IT HAS ALREADY BEEN SAID THAT THE ORDER IN COUNCIL WILL BE PUBLISHED AND THERE WILL BE AMPLE OPPORTUNITY FOR DEBATE IN HONG KONG BEFORE IT GOES FOR THE FIRST TIME TO THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT.*

+SO YOU CAN BE ASSURED THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF TIME FOR PEOPLE TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON IT AND THERE WILL BE A FULL EXPLANATION OF IT.*

SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT THAT IT WAS CLEARLY STATED IN THE AGREEMENT THAT THE PEOPLE IN HONG KONG WOULD HAVE IDENTITY CARDS WHICH STATED THE RIGHT OF ABODE.

+THAT'S ALL FIXED IN THE AGREEMENT, AND NOW WE ARE SORTING OUT THE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE PASSPORTS. I THINK YOU WILL FIND THEY WILL ALL COME TOGETHER AS A PIECE IN DUE COURSE,+ HE SAID.

ASKED WHY IT HAD TAKEN SO LONG TO COME TO A DECISION ON THE LAW REFORM COMMISSION’S REPORT ON HOMOSEXUALITY, THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT IT WAS A SUBJECT ON WHICH HE THOUGHT THERE WERE MANY VIEWS IN HONG KONG.

+WITH A SUBJECT OF SUCH SENSITIVITY AS THIS, IT IS BETTER TO HAVE LONGER PERIOD OF CONSULTATION RATHER THAN RUSH IT.+

HE DECLINED TO GIVE A DATE ON WHICH A DECISION WOULD BE MADE.

ASKED TO COMMENT ON REPORTS THAT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WAS TRYING TO SELL MORE THAN 50 HECTARES OF LAND A YEAR, THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE LIMIT STATED IN THE AGREEMENT WAS 50 HECTARES, THERE COULD BE DISCUSSIONS ON THE LAND PROGRAMME.

+AND THAT IS WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE LAND COMMISSION AT THE PRESENT TIME,* HE SAID.

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+ l THINK THE DISCUSSIONS IN THE LAND COMMISSION HAVE BEEN VERY PRACTICAL. THEY HAVE BEEN VERY CONSTRUCTIVE, AND I THINK PEOPLE HAVE FOUND THAT THEY GIVE QUITE A LOT OF CONFIDENCE THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO MOVE SO QUICKLY TO THE ARRANGEMENTS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE.

+ l EXPECT ALL THESE PROBLEMS TO BE SORTED OUT ON A PRACTICAL BASIS AND I THINK THAT WOULD CONTINUE,* HE ADDED.

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LESS SUPPORT SEEN FOR JENKINS BILL * * * *

THE DECISION BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO PASS THE JENKINS BILL IS BUT A FURTHER STEP IN A COMPLICATED LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND THERE IS STILL A GOOD CHANCE THAT IT MAY NOT PASS INTO LAW, SAID THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR DONALD TSANG, TODAY (FRIDAY).

+THE RESULT OF THE VOTING WAS SIGNIFICANT, 262 VOTES FOR AND 159 VOTES AGAINST. THE NUMBER OF CONGRESSMEN VOTING FOR THE BILL IS LESS THAN THAT OF ORIGINAL CO-SPONSORS, AND IT ALSO FALLS SHORT OF A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY TO OVERRIDE A POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL VETO.*

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE BILL HAD STILL TO PASS THROUGH THE SENATE, WHERE IT SUFFERED A SET-BACK LAST WEEK WHEN AN ATTEMPT TO ATTACH IT TO ANOTHER BILL FAILED.

+WE ARE STILL KEEPING UP A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF ACTIVITY IN WASHINGTON TO ENSURE THAT THE CASE AGAINST THE BILL IS EFFECTIVELY PUT,* SAID MR TSANG.

+THERE ARE SIGNS THAT SUPPORT HAS PEAKED AND IS BEGINNING TO DECLINE, BUT CLEARLY THE DANGER IS STILL HIGH THAT THE BILL IN SOME FORM WILL REACH THE PRESIDENT, OR THAT SOME DEAL WILL BE STRUCK.*

MR TSANG SAID THAT THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS WAS COMPLICATED AND THERE WERE SEVERAL DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS IN WHICH THE BILL’S SPONSORS COULD CHOOSE TO MOVE. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE BILL WILL BE AMENDED IN THE SENATE BEFORE PASSAGE. IF THIS HAPPENS THEN THERE WILL BE TWO VERSIONS - THE UNAMENDED BILL AS APPROVED YESTERDAY BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE AMENDED BILL AS APPROVED BY THE SENATE.

THE NEXT STEP WOULD BE FOR A +CONFERENCE+ STAGE TO TAKE PLACE AT WHICH DISCUSSIONS AND COMPROMISES WOULD BE MADE TO PRODUCE ONE VERSION OF THE BILL BEFORE SUBMISSION TO THE PRESIDENT.

+THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION IS STRONGLY OPPOSED TO THIS BILL,* SAID MR TSANG, +AND IT HAS STATED REPEATEDLY THAT IT WOULD BE BAD FOR AMERICA AND BAD FOR WORLD TRADE IN GENERAL. THERE IS THEREFORE, A GOOD CHANCE THAT PRESIDENT REAGAN WILL DECIDE TO VETO THE MEASURE.*

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+ IF HE DOES SO THEN THE BILL WILL RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE FOR RECONSIDERATION. TO OVERRIDE THE VETO A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY IN EACH BODY WOULD BE REQUIRED.*-

+IT SEEMS THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE BILL HAVE BEEN GETTING THROUGH TO CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS WHO INITIALLY CAME OUT IN FAVOUR OF IT AND A NUMBER ARE HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT THEIR SUPPORT. INDEED 29 CONGRESSMEN WHO WERE CO-SPONSORS OF THE BILL CAME OUT TO VOTE AGAINST IT YESTERDAY IN THE HOUSE.+

+ALSO SOME SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN WHO WERE WILLING JO VOTE FOR THE BILL ON ITS PASSAGE INITIALLY WOULD BE UNWILLING TO CONTINUE THEIR SUPPORT TO THE EXTENT OF VOTING TO OVERRIDE A VETO. THUS THE ODDS ARE NOT TOO BAD THAT A VETO CAN BE SUSTAINED.*-

+THE SITUATION IS VERY FLUID AND OUR WASHINGTON OFFICE, TOGETHER WITH OUR LOBBYISTS, ARE WORKING FLAT OUT TO MAKE SURE THAT CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS ARE AWARE OF ALL THE FACTS,+ SAID l*R TSANG.

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PRESS BRIEFING ON JENKINS BILL * * * *

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR DONALD TSANG, WILL HOLD A PRESS BRIEFING AT 2.30 PM TODAY (FRIDAY), TO DISCUSS RECENT DEVELOPMENTS WITH REGARD TO THE JENKINS BILL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE PRESS BRIEFING, AT 2.30 PM, AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM, TRADE DEPARTMENT, 15/F, OCEAN CENTRE, KOWLOON.

HK SEA SCHOOL PRAISED FOR EDUCATIONAL WORK *****

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS IN RECENT YEARS IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION IN HONG KONG — IN PRIMARY, SECONDARY AND TERTIARY EDUCATION? IN SPECIAL EDUCATION? AND IN TECHNICAL, VOCATIONAL AND PRE-VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE BRADBURY BUILDING AT THE HONG KONG SEA SCHOOL SIR EDWARD SAID THE SCHOOL HAD CONTRIBUTED TO S?S DEVELOPMENT IN A UNIQUE WAY SINCE ITS FOUNDATION IN 1945

AS THE STANLEY BOYS’ CAMP.

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’THROUGH A ROBUST AND PRACTICAL PROGRAMME OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF SEAMANSHIP, IT HAS SUCCESSFULLY INTRODUCED LARGE NUMBERS OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO AN INDUSTRY WHICH HAS CONTRIBUTED MUCH TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG,’ SIR EDWARD SAID.

SINCE ITS AMALGAMATION IN 1951 WITH THE SEA TRAINING SCHOOL, THE HONG KONG SEA SCHOOL HAD DEVELOPED INTO A MAJOR BOARDING SCHOOL WITH OVER 500 PLACES.

THE COMPLETION OF THIS NEW BLOCK, SIR EDWARD SAID, AND THE REFURBISHING OF MANY OF THE AMENITIES OF THE SCHOOL -- WITH GENEROUS ASSISTANCE FROM THE BRADBURY TRUST FUND AND THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB — MARKED AN IMPORTANT STAGE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL.

IT CONSTITUTED A WELCOME IMPROVEMENT TO THE FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOL FOR PUPILS INTENDING TO TAKE UP A SEAFARING CAREER, SIR EDWARD SAID.

’I AM CONFIDENT THAT THESE NEW FACILITIES WILL BE USED TO THE BEST BENEFIT OF THE STUDENTS,’ HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD ALSO CONGRATULATED THE CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT ON THEIR SUCCESS OVER THE YEARS IN DEVELOPING, EXPANDING AND IMPROVING THE FACILITIES OF THE SCHOOL, AND THE TEACHING STAFF ON MAINTAINING THE HIGH STANDARDS OF TRAINING FOR WHICH THE SCHOOL HAD LONG BEEN KNOWN.

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RSD TO SET UP VALUE FOR MONEY STEERING GROUP * X- * *

THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL TODAY ENDORSED A PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A VALUE FOR MONEY STEERING GROUP IN THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO OVERSEE THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT’S VALUE FOR MONEY STUDY TEAM.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE GROUP WILL BE TO COMMISSION, MONITOR, EXAMINE AND IMPLEMENT VALUE FOR MONEY STUDIES.

THE STEERING GROUP WILL COMPRISE A CHAIRMAN (THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES) AND SEVEN MEMBERS CONSISTING OF THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE), ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (LEISURE SERVICES), ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (HEADQUARTERS), SECRETARY CF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, CHIEF MANAGEMENT SERVICES OFFICER OF THE RSD, AND A REPRESENTATIVE EACH FROM THE FINANCE BRANCH AND THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH.

INTRODUCING THE PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH THE STEERING GROUP, THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR TONY HAMMOND, SAID IN EARLY 1983 THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY FORMALLY LAUNCHED A PROGRAMME OF VALUE FOR MONEY STUDIES THROUGHOUT THE PUBLIC SERVICE AND SUBVENTED ORGAN ISAT IONS.

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HE SAID ALTHOUGH THE RSD WILL NOMINALLY REMAIN A GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT AFTER THE SETTING UP OF THE FULL REGIONAL COUNCIL IN APRIL NEXT YEAR, IT WILL BECOME THE EXECUTIVE ARM OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL.

+HAVING REGARD

+HAVING REGARD TO THE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF PUBLIC FUNDS WHICH WILL BE SPENT BY THE DEPARTMENT IN IMPLEMENTING THE POLICIES OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, IT IS FELT THAT THE REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VALUE FOR MONEY PROGRAMME, WHICH WILL NOT ONLY ENHANCE THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF ITS OPERATIONS,BUT WILL BOOST PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN ITS HANDLING OF PUBLIC FUNDS,* MR HAMMOND

SAID.

AT THE MEETING, THE COUNCIL ALSO ENDORSED AN EARLIER DECISION BY ITS WAYS AND MEANS SELECT COMMITTEE TO ACCEPT A .PROVISIONAL ACCEPTABLE LEVEL (PAL) OF EXPENDITURE OF $869 MILLION FOR THE PURPOSE OF PREPARING THE REGIONAL COUNCIL’S BUDGET FOR 1986/87.

IT ALSO ENDORSED A DECISION BY ITS ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE TO SUBJECT THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION OF BOTTLED WATER SOLD AS +MINERAL WATER* TO GOVERNMENT CONTROL THIS WILL PLUG A LOOPHOLE IN THE EXISTING DEFINITIONS OF +FOOD+ AND +DRINK+ IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE.

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OLD I.D. CARDS NOT VALID FROM OCTOBER 20

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THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT ALL OLD IDENTITY CARDS BELONGING TO MEN BORN BETWEEN 1933 AND 1947 WILL CEASE TO BE LEGAL DOCUMENTS AS FROM OCTOBER 20, 1985.

+THE INVALIDATION ORDER WILL RENDER 473 □□□ OLD CARDS INVALIu, BUT 9Q PER CENT OF THE CARD HOLDERS HAVE ALREADY OBTAINED THEIR NEw I.D. CARDS,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

HE URGED THE REMAINING MINORITY AHO HAVE NOT YET APPLIED FOR NEW CARDS TO DO SO BEFORE THE INVALIDATION DATE.

THEY SHOULD BRING ALONG THEIR OLD I.D. CARDS AND CALL AT ANY ONE OF THE EIGHT ISSUE OFFICES WITHOUT DELAY, HE SAID.

+FAILURE TO APPLY FOR A NEW I.D. CARD WITHIN THE PERIOD SPECIFIED IN A GOVERNOR’S ORDER IS AN OFFENCE,* HE WARNED. +DEFAULTERS wILL BE PROSECUTED AND LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF S3 000 • +

HE SAID THAT HOLDERS OF INVALIDATED I.D. CARDS WOULD SUFFER A LOT OF INCONVENIENCE AS THE CARDS wOULD NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR ANY PURPOSE. +FOR INSTANCE, THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR A HONG KONG RE-ENTRY PERMIT.*

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THE SPOKESMAN ALSO SAID THAT FROM MONDAY (OCTOBER 14), MEN BORN BETWEEN 1918 AND 1923 WILL HAVE TO APPLY FOR NEW I.D. CARDS.

THIS PHASE WILL LAST UNTIL NOVEMBER 23, DURING WHICH APPLICANTS CAN CALL AT ANY OF THE EIGHT ISSUE OFFICES, BRINGING ALONG THEIR OLD I.D. CARDS.

THE OFFICES ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 8 AM TO 9.30 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

+APPLICANTS MAY BOOK AN APPOINTMENT BY TELEPHONING THE ISSUE OFFICES OF THEIR CHOICE BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY, AND BETWEEN 9 AM AND 12 NOON ON SATURDAY,* HE SAID.

+THE BOOKING PROCEDURE IS SIMPLE. APPLICANTS ARE ONLY REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PERSONAL PARTICULARS SUCH AS NAME, I.D. CARD NUMBER AND YEAR OF BIRTH TO OUR STAFF.

+IN CASES WHERE THE APPLICANTS HAVE DIFFICULTY IN ESTABLISHING THEIR EXACT YEARS OF BIRTH, THEY MAY BE ASKED BY OUR STAFF TO FURNISH MORE PERSONAL DETAILS.*

APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO VISIT AN OFFICE ON A PARTICULAR DAY SHOULD MAKE THE TELEPHONE BOOKING WELL IN ADVANCE.

FOLLOWING ARE ADDRESSES OF THE ISSUE OFFICES FOR BOOKING APPOINTMENT:

HONG KONG : BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI. 5-747073

EAST KOWLOON : AMOY GARDEN PLAZA, 2ND FLOOR, 77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD. 3-7553679

WEST KOWLOON : CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 2ND FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI. 3-7232442

TSUEN WAN : EAST ASIA COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, 29-37 TSUEN FU STREET. 0-4981259

SHA TIN : SHATIN CENTRE, PODIUM FLOOR, 2-16 WANG POK STREET. 0-6059133

YUEN LONG : HOP YICK CENTRE, 2ND FLOOR, 31 HOP YICK ROAD. 0-793291

TUEN MUN : CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, CHI LOK FA YUEN. 0-862562

SHEUNG SHUI : TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 82-84 SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEK WU HUI. 0-927155

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NIGHT TUNNELLING WORK TO START ON ROUTE FIVE * * * *

TUNNELLING ENGINEERS WILL SOON BE WORKING 24 HOURS A DAY TO COMPLETE A NEW ROAD LINK BETWEEN SHA TIN AND TSUEN WAN BY MID-1989.

THE S600-MILLI0N SHING MUN SECTION OF ROUTE FIVE WILL BE 3.6 KILOMETRES LONG, AND 2.6 KILOMETRES OF IT WILL BE IN TUNNELS UNDER NEEDLE HILL AND SMUGGLERS RIDGE. THE ROAD WILL REDUCE TRAVELLING TIME BETWEEN THE TWO TOWNS FROM THE PRESENT 30 TO ABOUT 10 TO 15 MINUTES. IT WILL ALSO CONSIDERABLY EASE CONGESTION AT THE LION ROCK TUNNEL.

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FROM LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTORS FOR THE TUNNELLING WORK WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START EARLY NEXT YEAR.

TO MEET THE 1989 TARGET DATE, TUNNEL DRIVING WILL OPERATE ON A 24-HOUR BASIS, AND TO PERMIT THIS, A SUMMARY OFFENCES ORDINANCE (EXEMPTION FROM SECTION 13) ORDER 1985 HAS BEEN GAZETTED. THIS GRANTS PERMISSION FOR WORK AT NIGHT AND ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

IN EFFECT, IT ALLOWS BLASTING INSIDE THE TUNNEL 20 METRES OR MORE FROM THE ENTRANCE AND THE MOVING OF SPILL FROM THE TUNNEL THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID: +TWENTY-FOUR-HOUR WORKING ON TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION IS COMMON PRACTICE BECAUSE OF THE HIGH CAPITAL INVESTMENT INVOLVED DUE TO THE EXPENSIVE SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT USED.

+IT IS PARTICULARLY NECESSARY FOR THE ROUTE FIVE TUNNELS BECAUSE IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO WORK FROM BOTH ENDS TOWARDS THE MIDDLE OWING TO THE DIFFICULT ACCESS AND PROXIMITY TO THE HEADWATERS OF THE LOWER SHING MUN RESERVOIR.*

THE CONTRACTOR WILL HAVE TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY MEASURES TO REDUCE NOISE. THESE WILL INCLUDE USING BAFFLES AND SILENCERS ON MOVING PLANT, ENCLOSURES FOR STATIONARY PLANT, PROPER PLANT MAINTENANCE, NOISE SCREENS AND THE AVOIDANCE OF UNDULY NOISY ACTIVITIES WHERE PRACTICABLE. FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF THE EXEMPTION ORDER.

DESPITE ALL MEASURES TAKEN, THERE WILL BE SOME NOISE AT THE TUNNEL ENTRANCES. IF THE NOISE LEVEL IS CONSIDERED HIGH ENOUGH BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DOUBLE-GLAZING AND AIR-CONDITIONING CAN BE INSTALLED IN THE FEW DWELLINGS AFFECTED.

THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY ALLOWANCES FOR RUNNING COSTS WHILE TUNNELLING WORK IS IN PROGRESS.

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WAN CHAI SET FOR FIGHT CRIME DRIVE * * *

WAN CHAI DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED TOMORROW (SATURDAY) WITH A VARIETY SHOW AT SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND.

THERE WILL BE PERFORMANCES BY WELL KNOWN SINGERS, A DRAMA PRESENTED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT ARTS, CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION THEATRE, AND GAME STALLS SET UP BY THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A PERFORMANCE BY THE AUXILIARY POLICE PIPE BAND, AND A DEMONSTRATION BY POLICE DOGS.

WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA; POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER, WAN CHAI, MR LAU TO-YEE, AND MEMBERS OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN OPENING CEREMONY AND VARIETY SHOW AT THE SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND, WAN CHAI, AT 3 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

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TUEN MUN OFFICE, REGISTRY ESTABLISHED * X *

A NEW IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT OFFICE AND BIRTHS AND MARRIAGE REGISTRY WILL BE OPERATING IN THE TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING AT NO. 1 TUEN HEI ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, TUEN MUN, FROM MONDAY (OCTOBER 14).

+THE NEW OFFICE WILL PROVIDE IMMIGRATION SERVICES, SUCH AS APPLICATIONS FOR PASSPORTS, CERTIFICATES OF IDENTITY, RE-ENTRY PERMITS AND SO ON, WHILE THE NEW REGISTRY WILL PROVIDE BIRTH AND MARRIAGE REGISTRATION SERVICES,* AN IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

+FROM THE SAME DATE, THE YUEN LONG BIRTHS REGISTRY WILL CEASE TO REGISTER BIRTHS IN TUEN MUN DISTRICT.

+THE MOBILE SERVICES WILL NOT BE CALLING AT THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE NEW OFFICE AND REGISTRY,* HE ADDED.

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NEW RULING FOR MOTOR CYCLE LEARNER LICENCE ******

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL TIGHTEN UP THE ISSUE OF LEARNER’S DRIVING LICENCES FOR MOTOR CYCLES AS FROM MONDAY (OCTOBER 14).

ANYONE APPLYING FOR SUCH A LICENCE FOR THE FIRST TIME WILL BE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR A DRIVING TEST AT THE SAME TIME.

LEARNER MOTOR CYCLISTS NOT TAKING THE DRIVING TEST WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE ISSUE OF THE LEARNER’S DRIVING LICENCE MAY BE REFUSED A LEARNER’S LICENCE WHEN HE APPLIED THE SECOND TIME AROUND.

TO ENSURE THAT THE LEARNER MOTOR CYCLIST TOOK THE TEST WITHIN A YEAR, EACH APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF LEARNER’S LICENCE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY DOCUMENTARY PROOF.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE ROAD TRAFFIC (DRIVING LICENCES) REGULATIONS HAD MADE THIS REQUIREMENT TO DISCOURAGE LEARNER MOTOR CYCLISTS FROM RENEWING THEIR LEARNER’S LICENCE EVERY YEAR WITHOUT TAKING A TEST.

HE SAID THAT ANYONE OF THE FOLLOWING PAPERS WOULD BE ACCEPTED AS DOCUMENTARY PROOF TO SUPPORT AN APPLICATION FOR THE ISSUE OR RENEWAL OF A LEARNER’S DRIVING LICENCE FOR MOTOR CYCLES:

* PARTICULARS OF DRIVING TEST SHEET (TD 167);

* LETTER OF APPOINTMENT FOR A MOTOR CYCLES TEST;

* YELLOW COPY OF THE TEST FORM (TD 11) ; OR

* RECEIPT OF A TEST FORM FOR A MOTOR CYCLE (TD 11).

FURTHER ENQUIRIES ON LEARNER’S DRIVING LICENCES FOR MOTOR CYCLE MAY BE MADE TO THE HONG KONG LICENSING OFFICE ON 5-261577; THE KOWLOON LICENSING OFFICE ON 3-317826; THE KWUN TONG LICENSING OFFICE ON 3-7754950 OR THE SHA TIN LICENSING OFFICE ON 0-6061027.

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GREEN MINIBUS LICENCE OPEN TO INCORPORATED FIRMS

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT IS TO GRANT PASSENGER SERVICE LICENCES (PSL) FOR THE OPERATION OF GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES TO PROPERLY INCORPORATED COMPANIES AND TO INDIVIDUALS.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT EXISTING GREEN MINIBUS OPERATORS WERE SOLE PROPRIETORS AND HENCE PSL’S WERE GRANTED IN THEIR NAMES. BUT IN REALITY MOST LICENCEES FORMED LOOSE PARTNERSHIP WITH PLB OWNERS OR OPERATORS, AND THIS TENDED TO GIVE RISE TO PARTNERSHIP DISPUTES.

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+A PROPERLY INCORPORATED COMPANY WHICH HAS A HEALTHY BUSINESS SET-UP AND FORMALISED PROCEDURES FOR CONDUCTING ITS BUSINESS IS MORE LIKELY TO PROVIDE A GOOD AND EFFICIENT SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC THAN THE TRADITIONAL ONE-MAN BUSINESS.

+AND THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WOULD ENCOURAGE OPERATORS WHO HAVE PARTNERSHIP DISPUTES TO FORM PROPERLY INCORPORATED COMPANIES,* HE SAID.

IF A PSL IS ISSUED TO AN INCORPORATED COMPANY, IT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO NOMINATE AN +AUTHORISED PERSON* TO LIAISE WITH THIS DEPARTMENT IN THE DAY-TO-DAY CONDUCT OF BUSINESS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT AN EXISTING OPERATOR WHO WISHED TO TERMINATE HIS PSL AND APPLY FOR A NEW ONE IN THE NAME OF AN INCORPORATED COMPANY, COULD DO SO PROVIDED THE CONSENT OF ALL PARTIES CONCERNED HAD BEEN OBTAINED IN WRITING.

THE NEXT GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE EXPANSION EXERCISE WOULD BE HELD EARLY NEXT MONTH. THE GREEN MINIBUS OPERATORS’ SELECTION BOARD WILL SELECT OPERATORS ON THE BASIS OF THE ESTABLISHED CRITERIA LAID DOWN BY THE BOARD.

THESE INCLUDE EXPERIENCE IN PLB TRADE, EXPERIENCE IN THE GREEN MINIBUS TRADE, PAST PASSING RATE OF MOTOR VEHICLES EXAMINATION, FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND PERCENTAGE OF REQUIRED PLB FLEET OWNED BY APPLICANT.

DETAILS OF GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES TO BE INTRODUCED ARE CURRENTLY BEING DISCUSSED WITH DISTRICT BOARDS AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE IN EARLY NOVEMBER. THE BULK OF THE ROUTES WILL BE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WHERE THERE IS LOCAL DEMAND FOR SUCH SERVICES.

IN ADDITION TO GAZETTE NOTIFICATION, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THERE WOULD ALSO BE NOTICES IN NEWSPAPERS. THE TRADES HAD BEEN INFORMED AT REGULAR CONFERENCES WITH THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT.

+ INDIVIDUAL PLB OWNERS WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED BY LETTER AS IN PREVIOUS EXERCISES. THIS IS TO AVOID THE VAST AMOUNT OF ADMINISTRATIVE WORK AND COMPLAINTS FROM PLB OWNERS WHO, FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER, FAIL TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION LETTERS AND HENCE FEEL UNFAIRLY TREATED,* HE SAID.

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EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES, PAYROLL STATISTICS FOR JUNE RELEASED

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THERE WERE 874 200 PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN JUNE 1985, REPRESENTING A DECREASE OF 5.2 PER CENT OVER JUNE 1984, BUT AN INCREASE OF 0.7 PER CENT OVER MARCH 1985, ACCORDING TO FIGURES RELEASED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

IN JUNE 1985, EMPLOYMENT IN THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR, AT 588 700, WAS 7.3 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN JUNE 1984.

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EMPLOYMENT IN THE FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR, AT 177 700, WAS UP BY 6.2 PER CENT.

BUT EMPLOYMENT ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES DROPPED BY 4.2 PER CENT COMPARED WITH JUNE 1984, MAINLY DUE TO THE COMPLETION CF THE MAJOR PART OF THE MTR ISLAND LINE.

A DEPARTMENTAL SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE STATISTICS FOR MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY IN JUNE 1985 WERE DERIVED FROM THE SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL CONDUCTED EVERY QUARTER BY THE DEPARTMENT, COVERING THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR, AND THE FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR.

THERE IS A SEPARATE EMPLOYMENT CONSTRUCTION SITES.

SURVEY COVERING BUILDING AND

THE OVERALL EMPLOYMENT FIGURES FOR JUNE 1985 BY MAJOR ECONOMIC SECTORS, TOGETHER WITH A COMPARISON WITH THE CORRESPONDING FIGURES FOR JUNE 1984 AND MARCH 1985, ARE AS FOLLOWS:

PERSONS ENGAGED (EMPLOYMENT) IN PERCENTAGE CHANGE*

SELECTED MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY JUNE 84 MAR. 85 JUNE 85 JUNE 85 ON JUNE 84 JUNE MAF 85 ON 1. 85

MANUFACTURING 922 400 867 900 874 200 5.2 + 0.7

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION (MANUAL WORKERS ON SITES ONLY) 67 000 67 700 64 300 4.2 5.1

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS 548 600 573 400 588 700 + 7.3 + 2.7

FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERV ICES 167 300 171 600 177 700 + 6.2 4- 3.5

X BASED ON UNROUNDED EMPLOYMENT FIGURES.

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COMPARING JUNE 1985 WITH MARCH 1985. EMPLOYMENT IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR, AND THE FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR INCREASED BY 0.7 PER CENT, 2.7 PER CENT AND 3.5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. ON THE OTHER HAND, EMPLOYMENT AT THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES DECREASED BY 5.1 PER CENT.

THE SURVEY ALSO PROVIDES VACANCY STATISTICS FOR THESE MAJOR SECTORS, OTHER THAN FOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION. THE OVERALL FIGURES BY MAJOR ECONOMIC SECTORS, TOGETHER WITH A COMPARISON WITH THE CORRESPONDING FIGURES FOR JUNE 1984 AND MARCH 1985, ARE AS FOLLOWS:

NUMBER OF REPORTED

VACANCIES IN PERCENTAGE CHANGE*

SELECTED MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY JUNE 85 ON JUNE 84 JUNE 85 ON MAR. 85

JUNE 84 MAR. 85 JUNE 85

MANUFACTURING 39 420 29 010 19 120 -51.5 -34.1

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS 5 540 7 713 5 520 - 0.3 -28.4

FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERV ICES 2 140 2 900 2 320 + 8.1 -23.3

* BASED ON UNROUNDED VACANCY FIGURES.

RELATIVE TO JUNE 1984, THE NUMBER OF REPORTED VACANCIES FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR AND THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR DECREASED RESPECTIVELY dY 51.5 PER CENT AND 0.3 PER CENT IN JUNE 1985. OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE NUMBER OF REPORTED VACANCIES INCREASED BY 8.1 PER CENT FOR THE FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR.

/COMPARED WITH .......

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COMPARED WITH MARCH 1985, THE NUMBER OF REPORTED VACANCIES DECREASED BY 34.1 PER CENT, 28.4 PER CENT AND 20.3 PER CENT FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR, AND THE FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR RESPECTIVELY.

ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE SURVEY ARE STATISTICS ON MONTHLY PAYROLL OUTLAYS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR, AND THE REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR.

' THE FOLLOWING

FINANCING, INSURANCE, QUARTERLY TOTALS FOR TABLE:

EACH OF THESE SECTORS ARE SHOWN IN

TOTAL QUARTERLY PAYROLL IN % CHANGE*

SELECTED MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY 2ND QTR. 1984 2ND QTR. 1985 2ND QTR. 1985 ON 2ND QTR. 1984

HK$ MN HKS MN

MANUFACTURING 6 752 6 924 + 2.5

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS 4 186 5 099 +21.8

FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES 2 240 2 480 + 10.7

X- BASED ON UNROUNDED PAYROLL FIGURES

COMPARED WITH THE SAME QUARTER A YEAR AGO, PAYROLL OUTLAYS IN THE ABOVE THREE SECTORS INCREASED BY 2.5 PER CENT, 21.8 PER CENT AND 10.7 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985.

AFTER ADJUSTMENT FOR VARIATIONS IN TOTAL MONTHLY PAYROLL OUTLAYS IN JUNE 1984 AND JUNE 1985 ARISING FROM CHANGES IN THE LEVEL OF EMPLOYMENT, A NOMINAL INDEX OF PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED IS OBTAINED.

TO ALLOW FOR THE EFFECTS OF PRICE CHANGES, THE NOMINAL INDEX IS DEFLATED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) TO GIVE THE REAL INDtX CF PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED. THESE TWO INDICES FOR JUNE 1984 And JUNE 1985 ARE GIVEN IN THE TABLES BELOW:

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NOMINAL INDEX OF PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED (JUNE 1980 - 100)

% CHANGE

SELECTED MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY JUNE 84 JUNE 85 JUNE 85 ON JUNE 84

MANUFACTURING 175.8 185.0 + 5.2

WHOLESALE AND 168.9 192.7 + 14.1

RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS

FINANCING, 179.1 186.9

INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

REAL PAYROLL PER (JUNE INDEX OF PERSON ENGAGED 1980 - 100) % CHANGE

SELECTED MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY JUNE 84 JUNE 85 JUNE 85 ON JUNE 84

MANUFACTUR ING 114.5 117.2 + 2.4

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS 110.0 122.1 + 11.0

FINANCING, 116.7 118.4 + 1.5

INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS

SERVICES

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BETWEEN JUNE 1984 AND JUNE 1985, INCREASES OF 5.2 PER CENT.

14 1 PER CENT AND 4.4 PER CENT WERE REGISTERED IN THE NOMINAL INDEX CF*PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED IN THE MANUFACTURING SECJ0R,THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR AND THE FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR RESPECTIVELY.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE CORRESPONDING INCREASES IN THE REAL INDEX OF PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED WERE 2.4 PER CENT, 11.0 PER CtNT AND 1.5 PER CENT.

DETAILED BREAKDOWNS OF THE ABOVE STATISTICS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE QUARTERLY REPORT OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL STATISTICS, JUNE 1985 WHICH WILL SHORTLY BE AVAILABLE AT HKSll PER COPY AT THt GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG AND AT THE SALES COUNTER OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT ROOM 1904, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

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STUDENTS GAIN ESSAY AWARDS

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A HONG KONG JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL BOY HAS GAINED SECOND PLACE IN THE YOUNGEST CATEGORY OF THE 1984-85 INTERNATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY IN LONDON.

HUNG FAN-NGAI OF ST. PAUL’S CO-EDUCATIONAL COLLEGE WILL BE RECEIVING CASH AND BOOK PRIZES FROM THE ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY IN LONDON FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT.

KITTY HO OF ST. MARY’S CANOSSIAN COLLEGE HAS HIGHLY COMMENDED FOR HER ESSAY IN THE SAME GROUP, CLASS C.

SOME 1 000 ENTRANTS FROM 279 SCHOOLS OF 39 COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES TOOK PART IN THIS YEAR’S COMPETITION, WITH 508 OF THEM BEING ENTERED IN CLASS C FOR CANDIDATES OF 12 AND UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE.

IN CLASS A OF THE COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS OF 16 AND UNDER 19, JANE NG OF DIOCESAN GIRLS’ SCHOOL WAS HIGHLY COMMENDED AND JANE CHENG OF ST. MARY’S CANOSSIAN COLLEGE WAS ’COMMENDED’.

TWO OTHER STUDENTS, TAKING PART IN THE COMPETITION IN CLASS B FOR STUDENTS OF 14 AND 16, WERE HIGHLY COMMENDED FOR THEIR ESSAY: KAREN MORRIES OF DIOCESAN GIRLS’ SCHOOL AND CINDY CHAN CF SACRED HEART CANOSSIAN COLLEGE.

THE ESSAY COMPETITION IS HELD ANNUALLY BY THE ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY, TO ENCOURAGE COMMONWEALTH STUDIES.

THE HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS PRIZES TO THE BEST THREE COMPETITORS IN EACH CLASS OF THE PRELIMINARY ROUND HELD LOCALLY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE SUCCESS OF THE HONG KONG STUDENTS REFLECTED THEIR HIGH ACADEMIC ABILITY.

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27 SCHOOLS ENTER QUIZ KM**

TWPNTY—SEVEN SCHOOLS WILL BE TAKING PART TOMORROW "THE FIRST ROUND OF AN INTER-SCHOOL CIVIC EDUCATION QUIZ, ORGANISED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND SPONSORED BY CINEMA CITY COMPANY LTD.

THE QUIZ WHICH WILL BE HELD IN STUDIO TWO, BROADCASTING HOUSE STARTING AT 2 PM, IS AIMED AT AROUSING SOCIAL AWARENESS AMONG’STUDENTS.

PRIZES TOTALLING $30 000 WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE LIBRARIES CF THE WINNING SCHOOLS.

AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, UNOFFICIAL EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER, MR ALLEN LEE; WILL SPEAK ON -CIVIC EDUCATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT*.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE QUIZ TO BE HELD TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT 2 PM IN STUDIO TWO OF BROADCASTING HOUSE.

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TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OFFERING SHORT COURSES

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THE FIVE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL ARE INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR 84 SHORT COURSES STARTING NEXT MONTH.

THESE COURSES RANGE FROM 10 TO 90 HOURS AND COURSE FEES ARE FROM $100 TO $580.

MOST OF THESE WILL BE HELD BETWEEN NEXT MONTH AND APRIL 86, AND WILL COVER COMMERCIAL STUDIES, CONSTRUCTION, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, GENERAL STUDIES, TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRIES, MARINE AND FABRICATION, AND MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING.

THESE SHORT COURSES WERE VERY POPULAR LAST YEAR WHEN MORE THAN 12 900 APPLICATIONS WERE RECEIVED FOR ONLY 2 900 PLACES.

THE COURSES ARE MAINLY FOR THOSE WORKING IN THE INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND SERVICE SECTORS WISHING TO UPGRADE THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL. CLASSES ARE NORMALLY HELD FROM 7 PM TO 9 PM, BUT SOME COURSES ARE HELD EARLIER IN THE DAY.

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DETAILS WILL BE ADVERTISED IN MAJOR NEWSPAPERS TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AND OTHER INFORMATION ON THE COURSES, INCLUDING MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, CAN BE FOUND IN THE +GUIDE TO APPLICANTS*.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM DISTRICT OFFICES AND THE FIVE INSTITUTES - MORRISON HILL, KWAI CHUNG, KWUN TONG, HAKING WONG AND LEE WAI LEE.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE RELATED TECHNICAL INSTITUTES. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS OCTOBER 26.

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TRAINING COURSE FOR MAC MEMBERS

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CHAIRMEN AND MEMBERS OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF LEARNING MORE ABOUT MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES BY TAKING PART IN A TRAINING COURSE.

THE COURSE, ORGANISED BY KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT OFFICE, IS AIMED AT ENHANCING MEMBERS’ SKILLS IN THE OPERATION OF MAC MATTERS.

THE COURSE WILL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS. THE FIRST PART, IN THE FORM OF LECTURES AND TALKS, WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT OFFICE ON OCTOBER 25 FROM 8 PM TO 10 PM.

ABOUT 150 PARTICIPANTS WILL BE BRIEFED ON MAC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES, THE EFFECTIVE WAY IN CONDUCTING MEETINGS AND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.

THE SECOND PART OF THE COURSE WILLBEA LIVE-IN CAMP AT THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 26 AND 27.

ABOUT 45 PARTICIPANTS WILL ATTEND A SEMINAR AND DISCUSSION SESSIONS, AND EXCHANGE VIEWS ON MAC MATTERS.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE COURSE ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT OFFICE. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 15.

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PUBLIC WARNED AEOUT HILL FIRE RISK

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PEOPLE OBSERVING CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL WERE REMINDED TODAY THAT THEY SHOULD TAKE GREAT CARE NOT TO CAUSE HILL FIRES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN PUBLICITY WORKING GROUP SAID THAT EVEN WITH THE RELATIVELY WET WEATHER LAST YEAR, THERE WERE STILL 30 HILL FIRES ON CHUNG YEUNG DAY ALONE, CAUSED BY PEOPLE PERFORMING WORSHIPPING RITES AT GRAVE SITES.

THE FIRE RISK HAS BEEN HIGH FOR SOME TIME THIS YEAR, AND THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN A NUMBER OF HILL FIRES RECENTLY.

WORSHIPPERS WERE URGED TO OBSERVE A SIMPLE RULE - THEY SHOULD NOT BE CARELESS AND LEAVE ANYTHING BURNING UNATTENDED AT THE GRAVE SITES, HE SAID.

ANYONE CAUSING A FIRE IN A COUNTRY PARK IS LIABLE TO A FINE CF $5 000 AND ONE YEAR’S IMPRISONMENT, HE WARNED.

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GROUND FLOOR PREMISES FOR RENT X * *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS TO LET BY TENDER THE GROUND FLOOR CF A BUILDING AT 11 YUK MING STREET, WESTERN.

MEASURING 67.45 SQUARE METRES, THE PREMISES IS FOR NONINDUSTRIAL USE, BUT EXCLUDING RESIDENTIAL AND GODOWN PURPOSES.

THE TENANCY IS FOR ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE MONTHLY.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON NOVEMBER 8.

TENDER FORM, NOTICE AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SECTION OF THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, KQWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 10TH FLOOR, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

THE PREMISES WILL BE OPEN FOR VIEWING BETWEEN 10.30 AM AND NOON ON OCTOBER 18 AND 25.

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PROJECTS ON DISPLAY * * * *

AN EXHIBITION OF OUTSTANDING PROJECTS BY SOUTHERN DISTRICT YOUTHS WILL OPEN TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON AT THE AP LEI CHAU COMMUNITY HALL.

ON DISPLAY WILL BE THE WINNING ENTRIES OF THE OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTHS SCHEME AWARD, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE ON 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID: +THE SCHEME WAS ORGANISED IN SUPPORT OF THE 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES AND FUNDS FOR YOUTHS TO CARRY OUT AND DESIGN THEIR OWN SOCIAL PROJECTS.

A TOTAL OF 12 VOLUNTARY GROUPS HAD APPLIED FOR FUNDS AMOUNTING TO NEARLY $17 030 AND FIVE GROUPS WERE CHOSEN BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT TO CARRY OUT THEIR PROJECTS.

THESE PROJECTS INCLUDE A CARE FOR THE ELDERLY IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT SCHEME, A FUN DAY FOR TIN WAN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA RESIDENTS, A SOCIAL SERVICES PROJECT FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED, AN EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES PROMOTION SCHEME AND A +CONCERN FOR THE ELDERLIES AND CHILDREN PROJECT.+

DETAILS OF THESE PROJECTS WILL BE EXHIBITED AT THE AP LEI CHAU COMMUNITY CENTRE ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 12) FROM 2 PM TO 6 P>;1, AND THE WAH FU TOWN CENTRE PODIUM ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 13) AND THt ABERDEEN KAIFONG ASSOCIATION WELFARE COMMUNITY CENTRE ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 14) FROM 11 AM TO 5 PM.

OFFICIATING AT TOMORROW’S OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE SOUTHER^ DISTRICT ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ANGELA TSE ; DI STR I CT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER, MRS JUDY MAULDON; SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR LAM KWOK-KWONG, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH SCHEME AWARD ORGANISING COMMITTEE, RR PAUL YOUNG.

PRIZES WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED TO THE WINNERS OF THE CHINESE SLOGAN COMPETITION AND POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE ON 1985 IYY.

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SOMETHING FOR ALL AT SPORTS FESTIVAL

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THERE WILL BE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT THIS YEAR’S YUEN LONG SPORTS FESTIVAL, CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, NR TANG TAK-KAU, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (FRIDAY).

WHILE THE EMPHASIS IS ON YOUTH PARTICIPATION, THERE WILL ALSO BE SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THE ELDERLY, A TAI CHI FUN DAY, AND THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED, A SPORTS FUN DAY, HE SAID.

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THE 17-DAY SPORTS FESTIVAL WILL BE LAUNCHED ON OCTOBER 19 (SATURDAY) WITH A SOCCER MATCH AND THE SERIES OF EVENTS WILL BE CAPPED WITH A HUGE CARNIVAL ON THE LAST DAY OF THE FESTIVAL.

EVENTS FOR YOUTHS WILL INCLUDE AEROBIC DANCING, ARCHERY AND ROLLER-SKATING. AND THERE WILL BE CHINESE SHUTTLECOCK DEMONSTRATIONS, A WATER CARNIVAL, VARIOUS BALL GAMES, AND CYCLING DEMONSTRTATIONS EMPHASISING THE SAFETY ASPECT.

THE $150 000 YUEN LONG SPORTS FESTIVAL WILL BE AN ANNUAL EVENT FOLLOWING ITS SUCCESSFUL DEBUT LAST YEAR.

IT IS FUNDED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD WITH SPONSORSHIP FROM COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES IN THE DISTRICT.

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YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL IN SHA TIN

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THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAM-LUNG, WILL OPEN A YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL MARKING THE 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR, AT A CEREMONY AT THE SHA TIN SPORTo GROUND AT 9 AM ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 13).

AMONG THOSE TAKING PART IN THE SPORTS CARNIVAL WILL BE WELL-KNOWN TV AND RADIO PERSONALITIES AND SOCCER STARS.

KNOWN AS THE STANDARD CHARTERED YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL, IT IS ORGANISED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND SPONSORED BY THE STANDARD CHARTERED BANK.

FOLLOWING THE OPENING CEREMONY, INVITED GUESTS, INCLUDING THE DIRECTOR OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES, MR TONY HAMMOND, WILL TOUR VARIOUS VENUES IN SHA TIN WHERE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL MATCHES, AND AEROBIC DANCE AND TRACK CYCLING DEMONSTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT. A PRESS COACH WILL LEAVE THE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT 8.15 AM SHARP ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 13). INFORMATION OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

YOU ARE ALSO INVITED TO ATTEND A TEA RECEPTION AT THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE AT THE END OF THE TOUR.

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CHINESE CHESS CONTEST FOR WORKERS * * * *

KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BRIAN COAK, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE OF KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT BOARD, MR CHOI HING-SHUN, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING OF THE DISTRICT’S INDUSTRIAL CHINESE CHESS COMPETITION TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT 7 PM AT THE S.K.H. LADY MACLEHOSE CENTRE IN WO Yl HOP ROAD, KWAI CHUNG.

THE COMPETITION IS ORGANISED BY THE BOARD’S INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE AND IS AIMED AT PROVIDING CULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR WORKERS IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING.

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NEW TALENT SOUGHT FOR BANDS, ORCHESTRAS

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YOUNG MUSICIANS ARE BEING OFFERED AN OPPORTUNITY TO BROADEN THEIR MUSICAL EXPERIENCE BY JOINING DISTRICT BANDS AND ORCHESTRAS AS MEMBERS.

THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH IS NO« INVITING TALENTED MUSICIANS TO APPLY TO JOIN ITS SYMPHONIC BAND, CHINESE ORCHESTRA, REGIONAL STRING ORCHESTRA, DISTRICT CHINESE ORCHESTRAS AND DISTRICT SYMPHONIC BANDS.

APPLICANTS FOR ORCHESTRAS OR BANDS SHOULD BE UNDER 23 YEARS OF AGE, AND SHOULD HAVE ATTAINED AT LEAST GRADE V OR ABOVE IN THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC EXAMINATION, OR EQUIVALENT, IN AT LEAST ONE ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT.

THOSE WHO WISH TO JOIN THE CHINESE ORCHESTRAS SHOULD HAVE GOOD PERFORMANCE SKILLS IN ONE OR MORE CHINESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WITH PREVIOUS ORCHESTRAL EXPER IENCE.

AN AUDITION WILL BE ARRANGED FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS AT A LATER DATE.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL MUSIC CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE. APPLICATIONS FROM STUDENTS OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS MUST BE ENDORSED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE SCHOOL AUTHORITIES.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE YAU MA TEI MUSIC CENTRE, GOLDEN GATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 138 AUSTIN ROAD, THIRD FLOOR, NOT LATER THAN OCTOBER 31.

FOR ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 3-7226240.

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FOLK SINGERS SET FOR FINALS X * * *

YOUNG FOLK SINGERS AND MUSICIANS WILL BE COMPETING IN THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT FOLK SONG FINALS AT THE KO SHAN THEATRE TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

THE COMPETITION, DIVIDED INTO SINGING AND INSTRUMENTAL SECTIONS, IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, THE DISTRICT’S ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL, THE MUSIC OFFICE AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE FIRST ROUND OF THE CONTEST HAD ATTRACTED KEEN COMPETITION WITH ABOUT GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS TAKING PART.

FOUR WINNERS FROM EACH SECTION WILL BE AWARDED PRIZES TOMORROW.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY FOLK SONG FINALS AT 8 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE KO SHAN THEATRE, KO SHAN ROAD, • HUNG HOM.

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ANGLING CONTEST FOR DISABLED * * *

AN ANGLING COMPETITION FOR THE DISABLED WILL BE HELD AT H.M.S. TAMAR ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 13), FROM 10 AM TILL 4 PM.

THE COMPETITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, THE BRITISH FORCES ANGLING CLUB (HONG KONG) AND THE HONG KONG AMATEUR FISHING SOCIETY, WITH THE HELP OF THE ROYAL NAVY IN HONG KONG.

ABOUT 100 PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED, PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED, THE BLIND, THE DEAF AND THE EX-MENTALLY ILL WILL TAKE PART. »

THE FIRST COMPETITION WAS HELD LAST YEAR.

THE CAPTAIN-IN-CHARGE OF THE ROYAL NAVY IN HONG KONG, CAPTAIN CHRISTOPHER GOTTO WILL PRESENT PRIZES AT ABOUT 3.30 PM TO THE WINNING TEAMS HAVING THE HEAVIEST CATCH.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO COVER THE EVENT ON SUNDAY SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE MAIN GATE OF H.M.S. TAMAR AT 2 PM. INFORMATION OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1985

TREE PLANTING AT CEMETERY * * * *

SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, TODAY (FRIDAY) PLANTED A TREE IN THE GROUNDS OF CAPE COLLINSON CEMETERY TO MARK THE COMPLETION OF A BEAUTIFICATION SCHEME.

WORK BEGAN SIX MONTHS AGO TO IMPROVE THE OUTLOOK AND ENVIRONMENT OF CAPE COLLINSON WITH THE PROVISION OF ENTRANCE GATES, FLOWER BEDS AND SITTING OUT AREAS, AND THE PLANTING OF 200 TREES ALONG THE MAIN ROAD.

CAPE COLLINSON CEMETERY IS ONE OF THREE CEMETERIES RUN BY THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF THE CHINESE PERMANENT CEMETERIES, WHICH IS CHAIRED BY THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION. THE OTHER CEMETERIES ARE IN ABERDEEN AND TSUEN WAN.

PRIOR TO THE TREE PLANTING CEREMONY, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD TOURED TSUEN WAN AND ABERDEEN TO INSPECT THE CEMETERIES AS PART CF THEIR ANNUAL VISITS BEFORE THE CHUNG YUENG AND CHING MING FESTIVALS. THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL THIS YEAR IS ON OCTOBER 22.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD, YUEN TAT-CHO, SAID ALL BURIALS AT THE THREE CEMETERIES BEFORE IQ 7 3 WERE PERMANENT, BUT AS LAND WAS EXHAUSTED IN THE MID-70’S, EXHUMABLE BURIAL LOTS WERE INTRODUCED.

+T0 IMPROVE THE SITUATION, THE BOARD DECIDED TO ENCOURAGE CREMATION AND BUILT 40 000 NICHES AT THE THREE CEMETERIES,* 14? YUEN SAID.

+THE NINE-STOREY COLUMBARIUM AT CAPE COLLINSON PROVED TO BE VERY POPULAR, AND WE PLAN TO BUILD AT LEAST ONE HIGH-RISE COLUMBARIUM AT EACH OF THE THREE CEMETERIES,* HE SAID.

A NEW COLUMBARIUM COSTING ABOUT $28 MILLION IS BEING BUILT AT THE TSUEN WAN CEMETERY WHICH WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL 33 000 NICHES.

THE BOARD WAS RECENTLY GRANTED A PIECE OF LAND MEASURING ABOUT 28 HECTARES AT LEI YUE MUN TO BUILD A NEW CEMETERY, MR YUEN SAID.

+ IT WILL PROVIDE ABOUT 20 000 EXHUMABLE GRAVES AND A COLUMBARIUM WITH 60 000 NICHES WHEN COMPLETED IN 1990,+ HE -.ADDED.

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CARRIAGEWAY CLOSURE * * * X

THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TUNG YAN STREET BETWEEN YUE MA. SQUARE AND KWUN TONG ROAD HAS BEEN CLOSED TO TRAFFIC TO FACILITATE EMERGENCY ROAD WORKS AS A RESULT OF THE BURSTING OF WATERMAINS.

THE CLOSURE IS EXPECTED TO LAST FOR ABOUT FIVE DAYS.

VEHICLES TRAVELLING ON KWUN TONG ROAD HEADING FOR TUNG YAN STREET AND YUE MAN SQUARE WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE HIP wO STREET AND TUNG YAN STREET.

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RESTRICTED ZONES AT QUEENSWAY, CHI FU ROAD ******

ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT TRAMS AND FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE BANNED FROM USING THE NORTHERNMOST WESTBOUND LANE OF QUEENSWAY EETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH MURRAY ROAD AND DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 14).

FROM TUESDAY (OCTOBER 15), A 80-METRE SECTION OF CHI FU ROAD NEAR CHI FU FA YUEN BUS TERMINUS WILL BECOME AN URBAN CLEARWAY FOR TAXIS FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY. NO TAXIS WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE.

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TAI PO ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN TAI PO WILL SHO* THEIR TALENT IN AN OUTDOOR ROAD SAFETY DRAWING COMPETITION AT TAI YUEN ESTATE TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT 2 PM.

THE CONTEST IS PART OF PROGRAMMES ORGANISED BY THE TAI PO ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD. .

OTHER PROGRAMMES, AIMED AT PROMOTING ROAD SAFETY IN THE DISTRICT, INCLUDE A BICYCLE SAFETY DAY, A ROAD SAFETY DAY, THE SELECTION OF +MODEL PEDESTRIANS* AND +MODEL DRIVERS*, AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF ROAD SAFETY PAMPHLETS.

SCHOOL BICYCLE TEAMS ARE BEING INVITED TO JOIN THE BICYCLE SAFETY DAY TO BE HELD IN THE FUNG SHU I SQUARE ON OCTOBER 19. THEY WILL TAKE PART IN A COMPETITION EMPHASISING SAFETY IN BICYCLE RIDING AND A QUIZ ON BICYCLE SAFETY.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE THE ROAD SAFETY DAY, TO BE HELD AT THE TAI PO PLAYGROUND ON OCTOBER 21.

THE SELECTION OF +MODEL PEDESTRAINS+ AND +MODEL DRIVERS* wAS HELD LAST MONTH, AND THE PRIZE PRESENTATION WILL BE ONE OF THE PROGRAMMES OF THE ROAD SAFETY DAY.

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NIGHT CLOSURE OF FLYOVER * * *

THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD 14 (MONDAY) TO OCTOBER 20 FOLLOWING MORNING TO

THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED FROM OCTOBER (SUNDAY) BETWEEN 11 PM AND 6 AM THE FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

VEHICLES TRAVELLING ALONG PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FADING FOR WATERLOO ROAD NORTHBOUND AND KOWLOON TONG DIVERTED TO USE GROUND LEVEL ROADS.

NORTHBOUND

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FIELD MARSHAL ai ILL MEET PRESS * fc * * *

thf VISITING BRITISH CHIEF DEFENCE STAFF, FIELD MARSHAL SIR EDWIN BRAMALL, RETURNED TO HONG KONG THIS (FRIDAY) EVENING FROM A WEEK-LONG VISIT TO CHINA.

THE FIELD MARSHAL WILL MEET MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA AT THE OFFICERS’ MESS OF THE HEADQUARTERS BRITISH FORCES HONG KONG ON NEXT TUESDAY (OCTOBER 15) BEFORE FLYING BACK TO UNITED KINGDOM IN THE EVENING.

HE IS DUE TO RESIGN FROM HIS PRESENT OFFICE OF CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF NEXT MONTH. HE WAS THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCto KONG BETWEEN DECEMBER 1973 AND MARCH 1976.

HONG

FROM HONG

BEFORE LEAVING FOR CHINA TO FULFIL A LONG-STANDING INVITATION ^COUNTERPART, TH? EIELD MARSHAL HAD SPENT FOUf! DAYS N KONG BIDDING FAREWELL TO THE BRITISH FORCES IN THE TERRITORY.

NOTE TC EDITORS:

MEET-THE-PRESS THE JOINT SERVICE MONDAY (OCTOBER 14)

PM TUESDAY

HAND TO ASSIST.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO ATTEND THE SESSION ARE REQUESTED TO PHONE-IN THEIR NAMES TO PUBLIC RELATIONS STAFF ON 5-28933314 BEFORE 5 PM AND ASSEMBLE AT THE MAIN GATE OF HMS TAMAR AT 3 (OCTOBER 15). JSPRS REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE ON

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SHARE DISCLOSURES * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS UNDER RULE 29 OF THE HONG KONG CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS ADVISES THAT, IN CONNECTION WITH THE CURRENT OFFER BY UNION FAITH CO LTD (’UNION FAITH’) TO ACQUIRE THE ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL OF INTERNATIONAL CITY HOLDINGS LTD (ICH), THE FOLLOWING DISCLOSURES RELATING TO THE PURCHASE OR SALES OF SHARES IN ICH HAVE BEEN MADE TO HIM :

ON 9 OCTOBER 1985, WARDLEY LTD (FINANCIAL ADVISERS TO

UNION FAITH IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFER) SOLD THROUGH ITS SUBSIDIARIES FOR THEIR CLIENTS’ BEHALF 750,000 SHARES OF ICH AT HKD 0.97 PER SHARE.

ON 9 OCTOBER 1985, A MEMBER OF THE HONGKONG BANK GROUP PURCHASED 12,250,000 SHARES OF ICH AT HKD 0.97 PER SHARE.+

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BMX RACE TO BE POSTPONED * * *

THE 1985/86 BMX RACES (RACE III) SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AT THE MORSE PARK MINI-SOCCER PLAYGROUND ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 1?) AFTERNOON WILL BE POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

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LIFE SAVERS TO VIE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP IN COMPETITION * * *

LIFE SAVERS WILL TEST THEIR SKILLS IN THE 4TH HONG KONG LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE HELD AT THE VICTORIA PARK SWIMMING POOL ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 13).

THE COMPETITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG LIFE SAVING TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION.

PARTICIPANTS WILL COMPETE IN EIGHT EVENTS, NAMELY 50-M LIFE SAVING EXTENDED TOw, 50-M TORPEDO AND LIFE SAVING TOW, 53-M LIFE SAVING CROSSED-CHEST TOW, 100-M EXTENDED CLOTHING TOW, 100-M TIRED SWIMMER METHOD LIFE SAVING TOW, 200-M OBJECT DIVE RELAY, 200-M LIFE SAVING MEDLEY RELAY, AND 100-M RUBBER-FLOAT RELAY.

THE VICE-CHAIRPERSON OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S RECREATION SELECT COMMITTEE, MRS MARGARET LI, WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO THE WINNERS AT A CEREMONY TO BE HELD ABOUT 3 P.M.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

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YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE 4TH LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIP WHICH WILL START AT 9.30 AM ON SUNDAY. PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED AT A CEREMONY AT ABOUT 3 P”.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

RESIDENTS URGED TO HELP FIGHT CRIME.............................. 1

CENTRES HELP CHILDREN FORM CHARACTER............................. 2

CHARITY ’.TALKERS URGED NOT TO LITTER I.E.C...................

SPORTS PROGRAMME FOR 1986 QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION........ 3

INTELPOST MESSAGE TO GUANGZHOU .................................. 4

TRAINING FOR SHA TIN VOLUNTEERS ................................. 4

YOUTHS URGED TO JOIN ROAD SAFETY POSTER CONTEST ................. 5

PRACTICAL EDUCATION CENTRE IN LOK FU ............................ 5

ENTRIES INVITED FOR SAND SCULPTURING CONTEST .................... 6

PRESS CONFERENCE ................................................ 7

SAFETY IN HOME ECONOMICS ........................................ 7

VARIETY, FILM SHOWS FOR 4 OOO ................................... 8

TENDERS FOR REFRESHMENT KIOSK AT MORSE PARK...................... 8

BIDS SOUGHT FOR REFRESHMENT KIOSK................................ 9

URBAN CLEARWAY SECTIONS IN CENTRAL .............................. 9

TAI KOK TSUI TRAFFIC CHANGES ................................... 10

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF JARDINE'S BAZAAR............................ 10

ROAD CLOSURE...................................................... 11

FIRING PRACTICE................................................... 1"1

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1985

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RESIDENTS URGED TO HELP FIGHT CRIME ******

WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA, TODAY (SATURDAY) URGED LOCAL RESIDENTS TO SUPPORT AND JOIN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME WHICH COULD HELP THEM TO PREVENT AND FIGHT CRIME.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN, MR GARCIA SAID THE EMPHASIS OF THIS YEAR’S CAMPA.IGN WAS ON THE PREVENTION OF BURGLARIES AND ROBBERIES IN RESIDENTIAL AND HIGH-RISK PREMISES, AND ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME.

+ IN THE COMING MONTHS, THE POLICE AND WAN CHAI DFCC MEMBERS WILL HELP PROMOTE THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS THAT ARE BEING AFFECTED BY CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES,* HE SAID.

+1 HOPE RESIDENTS WILL FORM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH TEAMS TO KEEP VIGILANCE NOT JUST ON THEIR OWN HOMES BUT ALSO THOSE OF THEIR NEIGHBOURS.*

A VARIETY SHOW IN SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND TODAY MARKED THE BEGINNING OF A SERIES OF PUBLICITY PROGRAMMES ON THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME ACTIVITIES, MR GARCIA SAID.

A POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION WITH THE CRIME PREVENTION THEME AND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ORGANISED, AND THERE WILL BE AN ESSAY COMPETITION ON HOW TO PREVENT CRIME FOR SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS LIVING OR STUDYING IN THE DISTRICT.

DETAILS OF THESE COMPETITIONS COULD BE OBTAINED AT THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE, MR GARCIA SAID.

PERFORMING IN TODAY’S VARIETY SHOW WERE THE AUXILIARY POLICE PIPE BAND, POLICE DOGS TEAMS AND POPULAR SINGERS. THERE wAS ALSO A DRAMA PRESENTED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT ARTS, CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION THEATRE.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WERE POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER (WAN CHAI), MR LAU TO-YEE, AND MEMBERS OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE.

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CENTRES HELP CHILDREN FORM CHARACTER XXX

CHILDREN’S CENTRES HELP CHILDREN TO DEVELOP THEIR CREATIVITY AND INDEPENDENT THINKING THROUGH GROUP ACTIVITIES, AND ALSO PROVIDE THEM WITH RECREATIONAL PROGRAMMES, MR STEPHEN LAW, ACTING DIRECTOR CF SOCIAL WELFARE SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE HONG KONG PLAYGROUND ASSOCIATION’S CHILDREN CENTRE AT SHEK WAI KOK ESTATE IN TSUEN WAN, HE SAID THAT THE SUCCESS OF YOUTH CENTRES DEPENDED ON THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION AND CO-OPERATION OF THE CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS.

MR LAW SAIDs +THE SHEK WAI KOK CHILDREN’S CENTRE IS SET UP ACCORDING TO EXISTING WELFARE POLICY THAT A CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH CENTRE SHOULD BE PROVIDED FOR EVERY 20 000 POPULATION.*

APART FROM THIS CENTRE, SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE ESTATE INCLUDE YOUTH CENTRE, SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY, HOSTEL FOR THE ELDERLY AND SHELTERED WORKSHOP.

THERE WERE 35 ORGANISATIONS CATERING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTHS, AND OVER 170 SUBVENTED CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH CENTRES, WITH MORE THAN 900 SOCIAL WORKERS AND SOME 150 000 MEMBERS, HE SAID.

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CHARITY WALKERS URGED NOT TO LITTER I.E.C. * X * *

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY CALLED ON PEOPLE TAKING PART IN TOMORROW’S BIG CHARITY *ALK ALONG THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR NOT TO LEAVE A TRAIL OF LITTER.

+LITTER-BINS WILL BE SPECIALLY PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT ALONG THE FIVE-KILOMETRE ROUTE,* SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

STARTING FROM 6.30 A.M. TOMORROW, A 20-MEMBER USD SQUAD WILL PUT IN PLACE ABOUT 100 LARGE LITTER-BINS ALONG THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR BETWEEN VICTORIA PARK AND SHAU KEI WAN.

ADDITIONALLY, TWO USD MOBILE FLUSHING TOILETS WILL BE STATIONED AT TAIKOO SHING, WHILE SIGNS *ILL BE PUT UP AT THE FINISHING POINT IN SHAU KEI WAN SHOWING THE WAY TO THE NEAREST PUBLIC CONVENIENCES.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1985

WHEN THE WALK IS OVER, ABOUT 3 P.M., THE 20-MAN SQUAD WILL GO BACK INTO ACTION WITH THE SUPPORT OF FOUR MECHANICAL CLEAN UP THE WHOLE ROUTE AND COLLECT THE

STREET SWEEPERS TO

LITTER-BINS PLACED THERE EARLIER.

+wE HOPE THAT THE PARTICIPANTS IN THIS HIGHLY WORTHWHILE CHARITY WALK WILL SHOW FURTHER CIVIC PRIDE BY HEEDING OUR APPEAL NOT TO LITTER THE ISLAND EASTERN CORR I DOR,+ SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

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SPORTS PROGRAMME FOR 1986 sUEEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ******

THE RECREATION AND CULTURE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL MEET ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 14).

AMONG THE SUBJECTS TO BE DISCUSSED WILL BE THE PROPOSED 1986 QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SPORTS PROGRAMME.

THE COMMITTEE wILL ALSO EXAi-INE THE CURRENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES REGARDING THE PRESENTATION OF ENTERTAINMENT AND SlTURAL PROGRAMMES AS WELL AS TH' ORGANISING OF RECREATION AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE MEETING, WHICH a ILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBL IC, WILL BE HELD AT THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBER, TSUEN wAN MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, 174-^08 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN .»AN, Ai 2.30 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE THE MEETING CO BRED. IT WILL BEGIN AT 2 30 PM MONDAY (OCTOBER 14) AT THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBER, TSUEN WAN STATION MULT l-SKPEY CARPARK AU' GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, 174-208 CaSTLE PtAK ROAD, TSUEI. .AN, NEW TERRITORIES.

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INTELPOST MESSAGE TO GUANGZHOU * * *

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR HUGH ARDLEY, WILL SEND AN INAUGURAL MESSAGE TO THE POSTMASTER GENERAL OF GUANGZHOU POST OFFICE MR QIAN DONG-CHAI, ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 15) AT TO MARK THE INTRODUCTION OF INTELPOST SERVICE TO GUANGZHOU CHINA.

9 AM IN

THIS WILL BRING TO 3* THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN THE INTELPOST hETWORK SERVED FROM HONG KONG, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

INTELPOST ITEMS POSTED AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE BEFORE 2 PM TO THE GUANGZHOU AUTUMN TRADE FAIR, WHICH OPENS THAT DAY, WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE ADDRESSEE THE SAME AFTERNOON.

OTHER AREAS IN GUANGZHOU COVERED BY THE NETWORK INCLUDE DONGSHAN, LIWAN, YUEXIU, HAIZHU, TIANHE, FANGCUN AND HUANGPU DISTRICTS AND THE SUBURBS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SENDING OF THE INTELPOST NESSAGE BY THE POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR HUGH ARDLEY, AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 15) MORNING. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT 8.40 AM AT THE ESCALATOR ENTRANCE. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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TRAINING FOR SHA TIN VOLUNTEERS

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EIGHTY VOLUNTEERS WILL TAKE PART IN A TRAINING COURSE ON CENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION SERVICES ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 14) EVENING AT THE SHA KOK COMMUNITY HALL IN SHA TIN.

SPONSORED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD, THE FOUR-SESSION COURSE IS PART OF A SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES ORGANISED BY THE BOARD’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE.

PROGRAMMES IN THE COURSE UNDER THE VOLUNTEER SCHEME INCLUDE COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE ON MENTAL ILLNESS AND COMMUNICATIONS WITH FORMER MENTAL PATIENTS.

TALKS BY GUEST SPEAKERS, SLIDE SHO* ’PRESENTATIONS AND A CONDUCTED TOUR OF A SOCIAL CLUB AND HALF-WAY HOUSE RUN BY THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION WILL ALSO BE ARRANGED FOR PARTICIPANTS.

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YOUTHS URGED TO JOIN ROAD SAFETY POSTER CONTEST ******

YOUNG PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 25 WHO ARE INTERESTED IN DESIGN AND PROMOTING THE ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE ARE REMINDED THAT THEY HAVE LESS THAN THREE WEEKS IN WHICH TO SUBMIT THEIR ENTRIES TO A POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION.

THE COMPETITION, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE ROAD SAFETY PUBLICITY COMMITTEE, SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST AND WEN WEI PO IN SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR WILL CLOSE ON OCTOBER 31.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ROAD SAFETY PUBLICITY COMMITTEE SAID THAT DESIGNS FOR THE COMPETITION, WHICH IS AIMED AT INCREASING ROAD SAFETY CONSCIOUSNESS PARTICULARLY AMONG YOUNGSTERS, MUST EMPHASISE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, GOOD DRIVING BEHAVIOUR AND CYCLING SAFETY.

THE WINNER WILL BE AWARDED A $1 500 CASH COUPON, WHILE THE FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS-UP WILL RECEIVE CASH COUPONS OF $1 000 AND $500 RESPECTIVELY. THERE WILL BE 10 CONSOLATION PRIZES OF $100 BOOK TOKENS.

REFERENCE MATERIAL ON ROAD SAFETY IS AVAILABLE AT THE MARKETING SECTION OF THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, 2/F, BASKERVILLE HOUSE, NO. 22, ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG.

THE ENTRIES CAN ADOPT ANY METHOD OF PRESENTATION, BUT THEY MUST BE OF A2 SIZE (420 X 594MM) AND MUST BEAR ON THE BACK THE NAME, AGE, I.D. CARD NUMBER, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE PARTICIPANT.

ALL ENTRIES SHOULD REACH THE PROMOTIONS SUB-DIVISION OF THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, 13/F, UNITED CENTRE, QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG, BEFORE THE DEADLINE. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER CF ENTRIES SUBMITTED.

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PRACTICAL EDUCATION CENTRE IN LOK FU * * * *

THE LOK FU GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL IN KOWLOON IS TO BE CONVERTED INTO A PRACTICAL EDUCATION CENTRE FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS.

THE SIX-STOREY BUILDING WITH 30 CLASSROOMS IS LOCATED AT JUNCTION ROAD.

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THE PROJECT WILL INVOLVE THE REPARTITIONING AND REFURBISHING CF THE EXISTING SCHOOL PREMISES AND THE PROVISION OF NEW FITTINGS AND FITMENTS.

ON COMPLETION, THE PRIMARY SCHOOL WILL BE CONVERTED INTO AN EDUCATION CENTRE WITH TEACHING FACILITIES FOR ARTS AND TECHNICAL SUBJECTS.

THE EDUCATION CENTRE WILL HAVE A TECHNICAL TEACHING CENTRE, A LIBRARY, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY ROOMS, ARTS AND DESIGN ROOMS, HOME MANAGEMENT ROOMS, NEEDLE WORK ROOMS AND CLASSROOMS.

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE ABOVE PROJECT, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN JUNE NEXT YEAR.

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ENTRIES INVITED FOR SAND SCULPTURING CONTEST

* X * * * *

YOUNGSTERS WISHING TO TEST THEIR SKILLS IN SAND SCULPTURE ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN AN OPEN COMPETITION IN CONJUNCTION WITH A BEACH CARNIVAL AT THE CLEAR WATER BAY (SECOND BEACH) IN SAI KUNG NEXT MONTH (NOVEMBER).

THE COMPETITION, THE THIRD IN AS MANY YEARS, WHICH WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 3 (SUNDAY) BETWEEN 2 PM AND 5 PM, IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE CHAMPION CLUB AND THE RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FOUR AGE GROUPS --KINDERGARTEN, UNDER 12, 13-17 AND OVER 18.

THEY SHOULD FORM THEIR OWN TEAMS OF THREE TO FIVE MEMBERS. EACH ORGANISATION MAY ENTER A MAXIMUM OF FIVE TEAMS.

APPLICATION FORMS AND GUIDELINES FOR THE COMPETITION ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE RSD.

ADDITIONALLY, A SAND SCULPTURING PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION WILL BE HELD BY THE THREE ORGANISERS IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSOCIATION.

ENTRY FORMS FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM ALL RSD DISTRICT OFFICES AND ALSO AT THE CLEAR WATER BAY (SECOND BEACH) DURING THE BEACH CARNIVAL.

THE PHOTOGRAPHS SUBMITTED FOR COMPETITION MUST BE TAKEN AT THE SAND SCULPTURING COMPETITION.

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PRESS CONFERENCE * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BROADCASTING REVIEW BOARD, MR JUSTICE POWER, WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 4 PM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 14) IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, 5/F BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL, IO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON THE PROPOSALS CONTAINED IN THE BOARD S REPORT.

COPIES OF THE FULL REPORT IN ENGLISH HAVE ALREADY BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO THE MEDIA. THE CHINESE VERSION OF THE FULL REPORT IF STILL BEING TRANSLATED AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL EARLY NOVEMBER.

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SAFETY IN HOME ECONOMICS

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SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS OF HOME ECONOMICS ARE ADVISED TO ENSURE THAT WORKING CONDITIONS WITHIN THE SPECIAL ROOMS FOR THE SUBJECTS IN SCHOOLS ARE AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TODAY URGED TEACHERS OF THE SUBJECT TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THE USE OF CHEMICALS IN FOOD AND TEXTILES SCIENCE, AS WELL AS OF APPLIANCES.

+TEACHERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO GIVE EXPERT SUPERVISION IN ORDER TO GUARD AGAINST ANY POSSIBLE DANGER IN THE PRACTICAL AREAS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+SAFETY RULES SHOULD BE TAUGHT AS PART OF PUPIL’S INITIAL BASIC TRAINING AND CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO AVOID ACCIDENTS WHEN MOVING ABOUT THE HOME ECONOMICS ROOM.+

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO CALLED ON THE TEACHERS TO STUDY CAREFULLY THE SAFETY BOOKLET ON HOME ECONOMICS ISSUED TO THEM.

ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THE SAFETY BOOKLET AND FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE PRECAUTIONARY ADVICE GIVEN MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE HOME ECONOMICS SECTION, ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, 4 PAK FUK ROAD, NORTH POINT.

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VARIETY, FILM SHOWS FOR 4 OOO * * * * M

MORE THAN 4 000 RESIDENTS IN KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT WILL BE TREATED TO A VARIETY SHOW AND A FILM SHOW AT THE KO SHAN THEATRE TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

THE TWO FUNCTIONS ARE JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE TO KWA WAN SOUTH AREA COMMITTEE, AND SPONSORED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD.

ADMISSION TO BOTH EVENTS IS FREE.

IN THE MORNING, ABOUT 1 000 RESIDENTS WILL BE INVITED TO A FILM SHOW ENTITLED +FATHER AND SON+ WITH THE THEME OF FOSTERING GOOD RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO GENERATIONS.

IN THE EVENING, ABOUT 3 000 RESIDENTS WILL ENJOY A VARIETY SHOW AT THE KO SHAN THEATRE, FEATURING SINGING BY WELL-KNOWN SINGERS AND LOCAL POP GROUPS, CHINESE MUSIC AND DANCE PERFORMANCES AND ACROBATIC SHOWS.

GUESTS ATTENDING THESE TWO FUNCTIONS INCLUDE THE KOWLOON CITY ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR TOMMY YUEN J CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, MR WONG SIK-KWONG J CHAIRMAN OF THE TO KWA WAN SOUTH AREA COMMITTEE, MR WONG LUNG-TAK AND THE VICE-CHAIRMAN, MRS MABEL CHOW.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE FILM SHOW AT THE KO SHAN THEATRE AT 10.30 AM ON SUNDAY, AND THE VARIETY SHOW AT THE SAME VENUE AT 8.30 PM.

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TENDERS FOR REFRESHMENT KIOSK AT MORSE PARK * * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL IS INVITING TENDERS FOR OPERATION OF A LIGHT REFRESHMENT KIOSK AT MORSE PARK KOWLOON.

SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE GIVEN A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT STARTING FROM JANUARY 1, 1986. THE CURRENT MONTHLY RENTAL FOR THE KIOSK IS 82 860.

TENDER FORMS AND FURTHER PARTICULARS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE (ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE) ON THE 3RD FLOOR OF SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 692, PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST, KOWLOON.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE AND PLACED BY HAND IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECEPTION COUNTER, 12TH FLOOR, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG, BEFORE 9 A.M. ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1985. LATE TENDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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BIDS SOUGHT FOR REFRESHMENT KIOSK * * * *

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SALE OF LIGHT REFRESHMENT AT THE TSANG TAI UK RECREATION GROUND IN SHA TIN.

LOCATED NEXT TO THE HISTORICAL TSANG TAI UK, THE RECREATION GROUND IS A MULTI-PURPOSE SPORTS CENTRE FOR SHA TIN RESIDENTS.

FACILITIES THERE INCLUDE A STANDARD SIZED ARTIFICIAL TURF SOCCER PITCH, SIX TENNIS COURTS, THREE BASKETBALL -- VOLLEYBALL COURTS, EIGHT CONCRETE TABLE TENNIS TABLES, A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND AND SITTING OUT AREAS, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER CAN START OPERATION ON DECEMBER 1 ON A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT.

TENDER FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE RSD ON LEVEL 4, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION, SHA TIN.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE RSD ON TELEPHONE 0-6065720.

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URBAN CLEARWAY SECTIONS IN CENTRAL

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FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 14), A NUMBER OF ROAD

SECTIONS IN CENTRAL WILL BE MADE URBAN CLEARWAYS 24 HOURS A DAY.

THEY ARE:

X THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF CONNAUGHT PLACE FROM ITS WESTERN JUNCTION WITH CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL TO A POINT ABOUT 70 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH HARBOUR VIEW STREET

* THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF CONNAUGHT PLACE FROM ITS WESTERN JUNCTION WITH CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL TO A POINT ABOUT 17 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH HARBOUR VIEW STREET

* HARBOUR VIEW STREET BETWEEN CONNAUGHT PLACE AND THE ENTRANCE TO THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUS TERMINUS UNDER EXCHANGE SQUARE

WITHIN THESE ROAD SECTIONS, NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

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TAI KOK TSUI TRAFFIC CHANGES

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A NUMBER OF TRAFFIC CHANGES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN TAI KOK TSUI FOR ABOUT ONE AND A HALF MONTHS FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 15), TO FACILITATE ROAD WORKS.

THESE ARE:

* BEDFORD ROAD BETWEEN MAPLE STREET AND TAI KOK TSUI ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED TO TWO-WAY.

* MAPLE STREET BETWEEN TUNG CHAU STREET AND BEDFORD ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY EASTBOUND TO ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

* TRAFFIC ON TUNG CHAU STREET BETWEEN WALNUT STREET AND MAPLE STREET HEADING FOR TAI KOK TSUI ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE VIA THE RE-ROUTED SECTION OF MAPLE STREET AND BEDFORD ROAD.

* TRAFFIC ON TUNG CHAU STREET BETWEEN WALNUT STREET AND MAPLE STREET HEADING FOR WILLOW STREET WILL BE DIVERTED VIA MAPLE STREET AND BEDFORD ROAD.

FROM THE SAME DAY, THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF WYLIE ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH WATERLOO ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 50 METREo SOUTH OF THAT JUNCTION wILL BE DESIGNATED A PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY.

wITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE, PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF JARDINE’S BAZAAR

JARDINE’S BAZAAR IN CAUSEWAY BAY ■/ILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR 15 CONSECUTIVE MORNINGS BETWEEN 12.15 AM AND 6 AM, FROM TUESDAY (OCTOBER 15) TO OCTOBER 29 FOR DRAINAGE WORKS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON IRVING STREET WILL BE DIVERTED VIA PENNINGTON STREET AND YEE WO STREET TO HENNESSY ROAD. AT THE SAME TIME, THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND AT JARDINE’S BAZAAR WILL BE SUSPENDED.

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ROAD CLOSURE * * *

FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 15), ANDERSON R°^E§°yj5B0UND pcTWEEN SAU MAU PING ROAD AND PO LAM ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS, TO FACILITATE MAINS LAYING WORKS.

VEHICLES TRAVELLING ON PO LAM ROAD WESTBOUND HEADING FOR SAU MAU PING ROAD AND JUNK BAY ROAD, WILL BE DIVERTED TO PO LAM ROAD AND SAU MAU PING ROAD.

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FIRING PRACTICE

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FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON THREE DAYS NEXT WEEK.

THE PUBLIC IS WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE HOISTED.

THE PRACTICE WILL BE FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 14), FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 15) AND FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 16).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1J, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MORE VIEWS ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER ...................... 1

AUGUST EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS RET,EASED ............. 1

ZOO'S CONTINUING PRIORITY ON BREEDING, CONSERVATION .... 10

LOWER SHING MUN ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROPOSED ........... 11

NEW BLOCKS MARK COMPLETION OF POK HONG ESTATE .......... 11

VACANT SITE TO BE DEVELOPED ............................ 12

POSTER DESIGN SOUGHT FOR CIVIC EDUCATION DRIVE ......... 1?

YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL ATTRACTS THOUSANDS ............... 13

KEEPING UP WITH THE LATEST.............................. 14

SAFETY REMINDER ON SPORTS i LEETS ...................... 15

ROAD CLOSURE IN NORTH POINT ............................ 15

CENTRAL TRAFFIC CHANGES ...... .... .................... 16

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1985

MORE VIEWS ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER * * *

WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL PUT FORWARD THEIR VIEWS ON THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AT THEIR MEETING ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 15).

ALTHOUGH THERE ARE NO PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES IN WAN CHAI AT PRESENT, MEMBERS ARE STILL CONCERNED ABOUT THE OVERALL HOUSING POLICY.

A QUESTION WILL BE RAISED ON WHETHER IT IS POSSIBLE TO GIVE WAN CHAI PRIORITY IF THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD DECIDE TO EXTEND THE +DI STR I CT BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM+ SCHEME IN FUTURE.

THERE ARE MANY OLD BUILDINGS WHICH REQUIRE EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT IN THE DISTRICT.

ANOTHER QUESTION WILL BE RAISED ON WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT WOULD CONSIDER INTRODUCING LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE MORE EFFECTIVE CONTROL ON ABANDONED SIGNBOARDS.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE PROGRESS REPORT ON PUBLIC WORKS IN WAN CHAI, THE REVISED LAYOUT OF ACCESS TO THE WAN CHAI RECLAMATION SEAFRONT ROAD FOOTBRIDGE, APPLICATIONS OF DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS FOR THE WAN CHAI FESTIVAL, AND THE VARIOUS REPORTS FROM THE BOARD’S COMMITTEES, THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND AREA COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 15) AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE AT 201 HENNESSY ROAD, 8TH FLOOR, TUNG WAH MANSION, WAN CHAI.

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AUGUST EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS RELEASED ******

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY-AUGUST 1985, VALUED AT $305 076 MILLION, SHOWED AN INCREASE OF SEVEN PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984, ACCORDING TO TRADE VALUE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, DOMESTIC EXPORTS DECREASED BY SIX PER CENT TO $83 966 MILLION, WHILE RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 37 PER CENT TO $70 362 MILLION AND IMPORTS INCREASED BY FOUR PER CENT TO $150 748 MILLION. DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER INCREASED BY 10 PER CENT.

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ALL THE TRADE STATISTICS PRESENTED HEREIN ARE MEASURED AT CURRENT PRICES AND NO ACCOUNT HAS BEEN TAKEN OF THE CHANGES IN PRICES BETWEEN THE PERIODS OF COMPARISON. A SEPARATE ANALYSIS ON THE PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE FOR AUGUST 1985 WILL BE RELEASED EARLY NEXT MONTH.

THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

COMPARING THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1985 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S. DECREASED BY EIGHT PER CENT. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $1 110 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT); TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $1 047 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $628 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $116 MILLION OR FIVE PER CENT) AS WELL AS POWER GENERATING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT (BY $36 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT).

MOST COMMODITIES EXPORTED TO CHINA INCREASED RAPIDLY IN VALUE, PARTICULARLY OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $832 MILLION OR 523 PER CENT); TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $729 MILLION OR 70 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES, SPORTING GOODS AS WELL AS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF) (BY $477 MILLION OR 52 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY $111 MILLION OR EIGHT PER CENT) AND FEEDING STUFF FOR ANIMALS (NOT INCLUDING UNMILLED CEREALS) (BY $32 MILLION OR 58 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $462 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT) ; ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $135 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $130 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $46 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT) AS WELL AS SANITARY, PLUMBING, HEATING AND LIGHTING FIXTURES AND FITTINGS (BY $8 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $918 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $200 MILLION OR 57 PER CENT). DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CLOTHING AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF TO JAPAN ALSO FELL (BY $230 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT AND BY $88 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY).

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HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY OF METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY 524 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT) AND IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN OF MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF) (BY $9 MILLION OR TWO PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION ARE PRESENTED IN TABLE 2.

THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS FROM THE TEN MAJOR SOURCES ARE SUMMARISED IN TABLE 3.

DEMAND FOR GOODS IMPORTED FROM JAPAN INCREASED IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF- 1985 COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TELECOMMUNI CAT IONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY 51 347 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT)’ ROAD VEHICLES (INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES) (BY 5992 MILLION OR 47 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY 5687 MILLION OR 52 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY 5671 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY 3631 MILLION OR 12 PER CENT).

AS FOR IMPORTS FROM CHINA, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY 31 437 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT); MEAT AND MEAT PREPARATIONS (BY-5339 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY $333 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES, SPORTING GOODS AS WELL AS JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS’ WARES, AND OTHER ARTICLES OF PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS MATERIALS) (BY $537 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $326 MILLION OR 43 PR CENT).

DECREASES IN IMPORTS FROM THE U.S. WERE MOSTLY OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $977 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT) ; NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $465 MILLION OR 51 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $364 MILLION OR 66 PER CENT). HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN INORGANIC CHEMICALS (BY $300 MILLION OR 288 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES. OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $165 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT).

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MEANWHILE, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN IMPORTS FROM TAIWAN OF TEXTILES (BY Si 024 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT) AND MACHINERY SPECIALISED FOR PARTICULAR INDUSTRIES (BY S358 MILLION OR 254 PER CENT). HOWEVER, A DECREASE WAS REGISTERED FOR THE IMPORTS OF IRON AND STEEL (BY S58 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT). AS FOR IMPORTS FROM SINGAPORE, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY $259 MILLION OR SIX PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $222 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT). HOWEVER, AN INCREASE WAS REGISTERED FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $261 MILLION OR 104 PER CENT).

TABLE 4 ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION.

THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 5.

COMPARING THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1985 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA INCREASED BY 116 PER CENT. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $2 963 MILLION OR 280 PER CENT); TEXTILES (BY $2 406 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $2 184 MILLION OR 206 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN MANUFACTURED FERTILIZERS (BY $47 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT) AND TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $45 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S. WERE MOSTLY OF MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS) (BY $877 MILLION OR 66 PER CENT); TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $316 MILLION OR 67 PER CENT) AS WELL AS CLOTHING (BY $131 MILLION OR SIX PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR VEGETABLES AND FRUIT (BY $71 MILLION OR 37 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $57 MILLION OR SEVEN PER CENT).

INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN WERE RECORDED IN NON-FERROUS METALS (BY $302 MILLION OR 693 PER CENT); TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $168 MILLION OR 97 PER CENT) AS WELL AS FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS, AND PREPARATIONS THEREOF (BY $87 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT). HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $79 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT) AND TEXTILES (BY $61 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT).

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DECREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN WERE RECORDED IN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $348 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT) AS WELL AS CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS (BY $75 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT). RE-EXPORTS TO SINGAPORE OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF FELL (BY $235 MILLION OR 41 PER CENT), AS DID PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES 5 OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $52 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN OF NON-FERROUS METALS (BY $128 MILLION OR 98 PER CENT) AND IN RE-EXPORTS TO SINGAPORE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RCORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $86 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT).

TABLE 6 ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION.

THE AUGUST. 1985 ISSUE OF THE + HONG KONG TRADE STATISTICS -SUMMARY* WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER THIS MONTH AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT $5 PER COPY.

A MORE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT, + HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE*, WITH A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS IN AUGUST 1985 WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY NOVEMBER 1985 AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT $13 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THESE REPORTS AND ON TRADE STATISTICS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT BASKERVILLE HOUSE (TEL. NO. s 5-214375) AND THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO. : 5-444436).

TABLE li DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY TEN MAJOR MARKETS

MAJOR MARKET JAN.-AUG. 1985 ($ MN) JAN.-AUG. 1984 ($ MN) INCREASED)/ DECREASE(-) ($ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE W

U.S.A. 36 915 40 248 - 3 333 - 8

CHINA 10 416 6 481 + 3 935 + 61

U.K. 5 401 6 521 - 1 120 - 17

F.R. OF GERMANY 4 994 6 367 - 1 374 - 22

’JAPAN 2 903 3 331 428 - 13

CANADA 2 807 2 998 191 - 6

AUSTRALIA 2 209 2 473 263 - 11

SINGAPORE 1 465 1 767 302 - 17

NETHERLANDS 1 345 1 584 239 - 15

FRANCE 1 109 1 234 125 - 10

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TABLE 2: DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION

COMMODITY DIVISION JAN.-AUG. 1985 ($ MN) JAN.-AUG 1984 ($ MN) INCREASE(+)/ decrease(-) ($ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE W

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 28 220 30 461 - 2 242 - 7

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS) 13 800 14 189 390 - 3

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (MAINLY HOUSEHOLD TYPE ELECTRICAL AND NON-ELECTRI CAL EQUIPMENT) 6 826 7 684 858 - 11

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 6 691 6 553 + 137 + 2

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 5 998 6 964 - 966 - 14

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 4 888 5 853 - 965 - 16

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TABLE 3: IMPORTS FROM TEN MAJOR SOURCES

MAJOR SOURCE JAN.-AUG. 1985 ($ MN) JAN.-AUG. 1984 ($ MN) INCREASE^)/ DECREASE(-) (S MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE W

JAPAN 36 110 33 438 + 2 672 + 8

CHINA 35 687 36 601 914 - 2

U.S.A. 14 909 15 637 728 - 5

TAIWAN 14 078 11 073 + 3 005 + 27

SINGAPORE 7 580 7 645 65 - 1

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 5 791 4 690 + 1 101 * 23

U.K. 5 407 5 827 420 - 7

F.R. OF GERMANY 4 360 3 498 + 862 + 25

ITALY 2 291 1 914 + 378 + 20

AUSTRALIA 2 171 2 266 95 - 4

TABLE 4s IMPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION

COMMODITY DIVISION JAN.-AUG. 1985 ($ MN) JAN.-AUG. 1984 (S MN) INCREASED)/ DECREASE(-) (S MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 20 912 21 906 993 - 5

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES 13 238 14 703 - 1 465 - 10

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS EQUIPMENT 8 570 5 841 + 2 729 + 47

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PHOTOGRAPHIC 8 482 7 597 + 885 + 12

APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS ARTICLES OF 7 701 7 258 + 443 + 6

APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES MISCELLANEOUS 7 307 6 119 + 1 188 + 19

MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS AS WELL AS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF)

TABLE 5s RE-EXPORTS BY TEN MAJOR MARKETS

MAJOR MARKET JAN.-AUG. 1985 (3 MN) JAN.-AUG. 1984 (5 MN) INCREASED)/ DECREASE(-) PERCENTAGE CHANGE W

MN)

CHINA 32 326 14 953 +17 373 + 116

U.S.A. 9 349 7 756 + 1 593 + 21

JAPAN 3 564 2 946 + 617 + 21

TA 1 WAN 2 900 3 242 342 - 11

SINGAPORE 2 731 3 084 353 - 11

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2 384 2 334 + 51 + 2

MACAU 1 808 1 552 + 257 + 17

INDONESIA 1 681 2 516 835 - 33

PHILIPPINES 938 914 + 24 + 3

SAUDI ARABIA 896 945 49 - 5

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TABLE 6: RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION

COMMODITY DIVISION JAN.-AUG. 1985 (5 MN) JAN.-AUG. 1984 ($ MN) INCREASED) ($ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 10 172 7 903 + 2 268 + 29

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES 6 484 5 275 + 1 209 + 23

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 5 233 2 136 + 3 097 + 145

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 4 754 4 186 + 568 + 14

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES 4 684 3 060 + 1 624 + 53

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 3 756 3 205 + 551 + 17

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ZOO’S CONTINUING PRIORITY ON BREEDING, CONSERVATION

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HONG KONG’S SMALL BUT INTERNATIONALLY ESTEEMED ZOO, THE ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL GARDENS, IS TO CONTINUE TO MAKE ANIMAL CONSERVATION ITS MAIN PRIORITY IN THE YEARS AHEAD.

THIS IS MADE CLEAR IN THE URBAN COUNCIL’S ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1984/85, NEWLY PUBLISHED UNDER THE TITLE OF +INCOMPARABLE HONG KONG*.

THE SECTION ON THE ZOO, WHICH RECALLS THE GREAT SUCCESSES ACHIEVED IN RECENT YEARS IN REARING THE YOUNG OF THREATENED SPECIES, ADDS: +WITH NO SPACE FOR ANY MAJOR NEW EXHIBITS AVAILABLE, FUTURE EFFORTS WILL BE CONCENTRATED ON THE BREEDING OF RARE AND ENDANGERED SPECIES IN CO-OPERATION WITH OTHER ZOOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS OVERSEAS.*

DURING THE YEAR, THE REPORT STATES, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SUCCESS IN THE BIRD COLLECTION WAS THE REARING OF 12 YOUNG WHITE-WINGED WOOD DUCK. IN ADDITION, THE BREEDING OF PALAWAN PEACOCK PHEASANTS CONTINUED.

+OVER 300 OF THESE RARE PHEASANTS HAVE NOW BEEN BRED IN THE GARDENS AND SENT TO 39 ZOOS AND BIRD COLLECTIONS IN 21 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. IT IS GENERALLY RECOGNISED THAT THE HONG KONG BIRDS ARE LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURING A VIABLE CAPTIVE POPULATIONS OF THIS VULNERABLE SPECIES,* THE REPORT SAYS.

THESE BREEDING ACHIEVEMENTS ARE UNDERLINED BY A MEMORABLE PHOTOGRAPH IN THE ANNUAL REPORT SHOWING A BABY ORANG-UTAN, BORN DURING THE YEAR, IN HIS MOTHER’S ARMS. THE PICTURE IS ONE OF MORE THAN 60 FULL-COLOUR PHOTOS IN THE NEW-STYLE REPORT.

ANOTHER EQUALLY STRIKING PICTURE USED TO ILLUSTRATE THE RECREATION AND SPORT PART OF THE REPORT IS ONE TAKEN AT THE HONG KONG COLISEUM DURING A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF FIGURE SKATING ON ICE.

+INCOMPARABLE HONG KONG+, SUB-TITLED +A CITY WITH FAITH IN ITS FUTURE*, IS ON SALE AT LEADING BOOKSHOPS AND AT THE URBAN COUNCIL BOOKSHOPS IN THE CITY HALL AND THE KOWLOON CENTRAL LIBRARY AS WELL AS THE UC PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN ICE HOUSE STREET. IT IS PRICED AT $15 “ A PRICE WHICH HAS BEEN DELIBERATELY KEPT LOW AS A MATTER OF COUNCIL POLICY.

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LOWER SHING MUN ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROPOSED

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THE GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO RECONSTRUCT A SECTION OF LOWER SHING MUN ROAD IN SHA TIN TO COPE WITH INCREASING VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC.

THE PROPOSAL INVOLVES THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SECTION OF LOWER SHING MUN ROAD BETWEEN TAI PO ROAD AND THE ENTRANCE OF THE SHA TIN CREMATORIUM AND COLUMBARIUM, CONSTRUCTION OF AN ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO THE NEW CAR PARK NEAR TAI WAI VILLAGE, AND WIDENING AND EXTENSION OF AN EXISTING ACCESS ROAD TO THE PROPOSED FU SHAN PUBLIC MORTUARY AND THE PROPOSED PO LEUNG KUK HOME FOR THE SEVERELY MENTALLY HANDICAPPED ADULTS.

THE PROVISION OF FOOTWAYS AND LANDSCAPE AREAS ALONG THE ROADS WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED.

A NOTICE CONCERNING THE PROPOSAL HAS BEEN PUBLISHED UNDER THE ROADS (WORKS, USE AND COMPENSATION) ORDINANCE IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

A PLAN IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

X CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG?

* DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, SHA TIN, 2 TUNG LO WAN HILL ROAD, SHA TIN, NEW TERRITORIES; AND

* SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, 6TH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION, NEW TERRITORIES.

WRITTEN OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSED WORK OR THE USE, OR BOTH, MUST BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY DECEMBER 10.

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NEW BLOCKS MARK COMPLETION OF POK HONG ESTATE

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THREE NEW RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS MARK THE COMPLETION OF POK HONG ESTATE IN EASTERN SHA TIN.

INTAKE IS

NOW IN PROGRESS FOR THE 2 416 SELF-CONTAINED FLATS, RANGING FROM 32 SQUARE METRES TO 41.9 IN SIZE»

IN THE NEWLY-COMPLETED 35-STOREY TRIDENT BLOCKS.

4-tufy arf THE FIRST RENTAL TRIDENT BLOCKS COMING ON STREAM IN THE S!w TOWN^S^A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HOUSING AUTHORITY SAID TODAY.

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HE SAID ALSO COMPLETED IN THE LATEST AND LAST PHASE OF POK HONG WERE A HOSTEL FOR THE ELDERLY AND A PRIMARY SCHOOL.

+WHEN THE NEW BLOCKS ARE FULLY OCCUPIED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR, THE ESTATE POPULATION WILL BE BOOSTED TO 26 OOO.+

OPENED IN EARLY 1983 AS THE SIXTH PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE IN SHA TIN, POK HONG HAS DEVELOPED INTO A SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITY WITH WIDE RANGING FACILITIES.

IN THE PREVIOUS TWO PHASES, FIVE DOMESTIC BLOCKS IN SLAB AND DOUBLE-H FORM HAVE BEEN BUILT AND ARE NOW HOUSING ALTOGETHER

15 000 PEOPLE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID A SHOPPING CENTRE CONTAINING 35 SHOPS HAD BEEN OPENED TO SERVE THE TENANTS, WHILE SOME 62 STALLS IN A MARKET HAD ALSO BEEN IN BUSINESS.

+THE CHARACTERISTIC ARCH SKYLIGHT AND TERRACED INTERIOR LAYOUT CF THE SHOPPING CENTRE HAS MADE IT AN ATTRACTION OF THE ESTATE,* HE SAID.

OTHER FACILITIES INCLUDED A NURSERY, TWO KINDERGARTENS, TWO PRIMARY SCHOOLS, A COMMUNITY HALL, A SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY AS WELL AS A CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE.

+AMPLE LANDSCAPED SITTING-OUT AND RECREATIONAL AREAS AND COURTS FOR VARIOUS BALL GAMES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE,* HE SAID.

+A SITE IN THE ESTATE HAS BEEN RESERVED FOR TWO SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO MEET THE ANTICIPATED EDUCATION NEEDS IN THE DISTRICT,* HE SAID.

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VACANT SITE TO BE DEVELOPED * * *

A VACANT SITE AT MODEL VILLAGE IN KOWLOON CITY WILL BE TURNED INTO A RECREATIONAL AREA FOR RESIDENTS UNDER A PROPOSED PROJECT BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD.

THE BOARD’S ENVIRONMENT IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE (EIC) HAS APPROVED THE LEVELLING AND CLEARING OF THE 220-SQUARE-METRE SITE WHICH IS NOW COVERED WITH THICK UNDERGROWTH AND DEBRIS.

RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT HAVE COMPLAINED THAT THE SITE HAD BECOME A BREEDING GROUND FOR MOSQUITOES AND INSECTS AND AN ILLEGAL REFUSE DUMPING AREA.

PENDING THE STABILISATION OF A NEARBY SLOPE, COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL CONSIDER TURNING THE SITE INTO A SITTING-OUT AREA FOR RESIDENTS PROVIDING FACILITIES SUCH AS BENCHES, FLOWER BEDS AND CHILDREN’S PLAY FACILITIES.

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POSTER DESIGN SOUGHT FOR CIVIC EDUCATION DRIVE * * * * *

MONG KOK RESIDENTS ARE BEING INVITED TO JOIN A POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION TO PUBLICISE THE CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN TO BE LAUNCHED IN DECEMBER.

THE +CIVIC EDUCATION 30+ PROJECT, SPONSORED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD, WILL DESIGNATE 30 DAYS IN THE DISTRICT TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION AMONG RESIDENTS.

A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING DEBATES, PUBLIC FORUMS, EXHIBITIONS, TRAINING COURSES AND FUN FAIRS, HAVE BEEN PLANNED TO ENHANCE RESIDENTS’ UNDESTANDING OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT AND TO CULTIVATE A SENSE OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AMONG THEM.

THE BEST DESIGN POSTERS WILL BE PRINTED AND PUT ON DISPLAY IN PUBLIC AREAS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT.

WINNERS OF THE TOP THREE DESIGNS WILL BE AWARDED GIFT CHEQUES.

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS OCTOBER 26 AND ENTRY FORMS AND FURTHER DETAILS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE TAI KOK TSUI BRANCH OFFICE.

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YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL ATTRACTS THOUSANDS

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THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE ARE TAKING PART IN A YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL WHICH BEGAN TODAY, AND WILL CONTINUE NEXT SUNDAY IN SHA TIN AND TAI PO IN OBSERVANCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR.

KNOWN AS THE STANDARD CHARTERED YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL, IT IS ORGANISED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND SPONSORED BY THE STANDARD CHARTERED BANK.

SPEAKING THIS MORNING AT THE OPENING OF THE CARNIVAL IN SHA TIN, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG SAID THAT THE CARNIVAL, BASED ON THE 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR SLOGAN +PARTICI PAT I ON, DEVELOPMENT, PEACE+, OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN OF DIFFERENT LEVELS OF PROFICIENCY.

THE CARNIVAL FEATURES BADMINTON, SQUASH, TENNIS, BASKETBALL, HANDBALL, FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL, CANOEING, DINGHY SAILING, WINDSURFING, FUN GAMES, ROAD RACING, ROWING, CYCLING AND A WATER SPORTS CARNIVAL TO BE HELD IN VARIOUS VENUES IN SHA TIN AND TAI PO TODAY AND NEXT SUNDAY.

/ONE OF........

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14

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OPENING CEREMONY WAS A TELEMATCH IN WHICH WELL-KNOWN LOCAL TELEVISION AND RADIO PERSONALITIES FOOTBALL STARS AND JOCKEYS TOOK PART.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY TODAY WERE THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR TONY HAMMOND= A MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE ON 1985 IYY, MR LO KING-MAN AND A MANAGER OF THE STANDARD CHARTERED BANK, MR PATRICK WONG

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KEEPING UP WITH THE LATEST

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STAFF OF THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE CENTRES (PESO'S) UNDERGO REGULAR BRIEFING SESSIONS TO KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES SO THAT THEY ARE WELL PREPARED TO ANSWER QUERIES FROM THE PUBLIC.

THE 65 PESO’S OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY PROVIDE NUMEROUS SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC.

+MOST OF THE ENQUIRIES AT THE CENTRES ARE ANSWERED BY THE STAFF, EXCEPT WHERE AN ENQUIRY IS OF SUCH COMPLEX OR TECHNICAL NATURE THAT REFERRAL FOR EXPERT ADVICE IS NEEDED,+ A CNTA SPOKESMAN SAID.

EACH CENTRE IS EQUIPPED WITH A SET OF INFORMATION MANUALS CATEGORISED BY DEPARTMENTS AND COMPILED ACCORDING TO RELATED TOPICS SO THAT THE STAFF CAN EASILY OBTAIN INFORMATION WHEN ANSWERING QUERIES.

BRIEFING SESSIONS ARE HELD TWICE A MONTH AT CNTA HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL PESC STAFF WHERE OFFICERS FROM DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS ARE INVITED TO GIVE TALKS ON POPULAR ENQUIRY SUBJECTS.

ONE OF THE MAIN FUNCTIONS OF THE PESO'S IS TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC AS WELL AS DEPARTMENTS IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF FORMS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES.

THE PESC’S ALSO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES AS ADMINISTERING STATUTORY DECLARATIONS, FREE LEGAL ADVICE SCHEME AND EXPERT GUIDANCE ON RENTS, RATES, TENANCY MATTERS AND CONSUMER QUERIES.

+MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY APPROACH ANY PESC IN DISTRICT OFFICES AND ITS SUB-OFFICES, OR CALL ON CNTA HEADQUARTERS IN WORLD SHIPPING CENTRE, 13TH FLOOR, 7 CANTON ROAD, HARBOUR CITY, KOWLOON (TEL: 3-692255) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

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15

SAFETY REMINDER ON SPORTS MEETS

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SCHOOL HEADS AND TEACHERS RESPONSIBLE FOR ORGANISING SCHOOL ATHLETIC MEETS WERE TODAY (SUNDAY) ADVISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO AVOID UNNECESSARY RISKS SO AS TO REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF ACCIDENTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID SCHOOL OFFICIALS RESPONSIBLE FOR DRAWING UP THE SPORTS PROGRAMMES HAD FIRST TO SATISFY THEMSELVES THAT THE STUDENTS HAD THE EXPERIENCE AND SKILL TO TAKE PART IN THE PARTICULAR EVENTS.

STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE IN MORE THAN THREE INDIVIDUAL EVENTS ON ANY DAY OF AN ATHLETIC MEET AND SHOULD BE ADVISED TO THOROUGHLY WARM-UP BEFORE EACH EVENT, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SAFETY RULES OUTLINED IN THE 1985 EDITION OF THE BOOKLET ON +SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR HONG KONG SCHOOLS*, SHOULD BE OBSERVED BY ALL CONCERNED, HE SAID.

AND PARENTS SHOULD ALSO BE ADVISED THAT PART ICI PAT I ON BY THE STUDENTS IN ATHLETIC EVENTS WAS VOLUNTARY.

IT WAS ALSO SUGGESTED THAT SCHOOLS INVITE QUALIFIED FIRST AIDERS FROM THE ST. JOHN AMBULANCE BRIDGADE OR THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICES TO ATTEND THE ATHLETIC MEET.

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ROAD CLOSURE IN NORTH POINT *****

THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF KING’S ROAD BETWEEN NORTH POINT ROAD AND TONG SHU I ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 PM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 15) TO 5 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR FOOTBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURE, BUSES ON THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF KING’S .ROAD HEADING FOR NORTH POINT FERRY PIER WILL BE DIVERTED VIA NORTH POINT ROAD, JAVA ROAD AND SHU KUK STREET. BUSES HEADING FOR QUARRY BAY AND AREAS FURTHER EAST WILL BE DIVERTED VIA NORTH POINT ROAD, JAVA ROAD AND KING’S ROAD.

THE MEASURE WILL BE REPEATED ON OCTOBER 16 -- FROM 10 PM UNTIL 5 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1935

16

CENTRAL TRAFFIC CHANGES * * *

from m AM ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 16), TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CHANGES J” wHStED !N THE CENTRAL D!STRICT FOR ROAD WORKS.

THE MEASURES, WHICH WILL BE IN FORCE FOR ABOUT FOUR WE-KS,

ARE AS

M

FOLLOWS:

GLENEALY SECTION BETWEEN ALBANY ROAD AND LOWER ALBERT ROAD, AND LOWER ALBERT ROAD SECTION BETWEEN ICE HOUSE STREET AND GLENEALY WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE COTTON TREE DRIVE AND UPPER ALBERT ROAD TO REGAIN ACCESS TO GLENEALY.

GREEN MINIBUSES ON ROUTES 8, 11, 22 AND 28 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA COTTON TREE DRIVE, UPPER ALBERT ROAD AMD CAINE ROAD ON THEIR WESTBOUND JOURNEYS.

*

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14> 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNMENT SERIOUSLY CONCERNED OVER ATTACK - SIR EDWARD...... 1

QUARTERLY JOBLESS RATE STABLE AT 3.3 PER CENT .................. 2

MISSION TO NORTH AMERICA A SUCCESS — CHEONG-LEIN ............... 3

PRESENTATION OF INSIGNIA ....................................... 5

RSD STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS....................................... 6

SPORTS PROGRAMME FOR QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION .............. 6

RSD TO EXTEND PRIVATISED CLEANSING ARRANGEMENT ................. 7

HOI FUNG MANSION GETS A FACELIFT ............................... 8

SHARE DISCLOSURES .............................................. 9

YOUTH CHINESE MUSIC FESTIVAL SET FOR NEXT MONTH................. 9

DETAILS ON COMPETITIONS ....................................... 1°

WATER STORAGE FIGURE........................................... 10

SHEUNG WAN, HAPPY VALLEY WATER CUT ............................ 11

NO MAIL DELIVERY .............................................. 11

PUNCH BREAKS FOREMAN'S RIB..................................... 11

ROAD CLOSURE IN WAN CHAI ...................................... 12

SOY STREET CLOSED.............................................. 12

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1985

1

GOVERNMENT SERIOUSLY CONCERNED OVER ATTACK - SIR EDWARD ******

THE GOVERNMENT IS +VERY SERIOUSLY CONCERNED* ABOUT THE RECENT ATTACK ON A MEMBER OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID THIS (MONDAY) AFTERNOON.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SHAW BUILDINGS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, SIR EDWARD SAID HE HAD HAD A PERSONAL REPORT FROM THE COMMISSIONER CF POLICE ABOUT THE INCIDENT TODAY, AND THAT HE HAD DISCUSSED IT WITH BOTH THE CHIEF SECRETARY AND THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.

THE POLICE HAD AN IMMEDIATE AND THOROUGH INQUIRY, INVESTIGATION INTO IT IS IN PROCESS NOW.

BUT WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT IT, AND YOU MAY BE ASSURED THAT THE INVESTIGATION WILL BE A VERY THOROUGH ONE,+ HE SAID.

ASKED FOR THE REASON BEHIND THE ATTACK, SIR EDWARD SAID HE MUST LEAVE THAT TO THE POLICE INVESTIGATION AT THIS STAGE BEFORE COMING TO ANY CONCLUSIONS.

ON WHETHER PEOPLE HAD OVER-REACTED TO THE INCIDENT, HE SAID HE COULD UNDERSTAND THAT THERE WAS CONCERN OVER SUCH AN INCIDENT.

AS YOU KNOW, A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS HAVE EXPRESSED VIEWS ON IT.

AND TOMORROW AFTERNOON I SHALL SEE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WHO HAS ASKED TO COME TO REPRESENT TO ME THE VIEWS AND FEELINGS ON IT,+ HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS SHOULD BE GIVEN PROTECTION, SIR EDWARD SAID HE HOPED HE WOULD GET SOME REACTIONS ON WHAT THE VIEWS OF DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WERE ON THE INCIDENT TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

♦IT IS OF COURSE THE CASE THAT IF ANYBODY IS CONCERNED ABOUT HIS SECURITY OR SAFETY, HE SHOULD GET IN TOUCH WITH THE POLICE WHO ARE WELL EXPERIENCED IN DEALING WITH THESE MATTERS,+ ADDED.

ON THE FORMAT OF THE NEW PASSPORT, SIR EDWARD SAID IT WOULD NOT BE TOO LONG BEFORE THERE WOULD BE AN ANSWER TO THAT.

AS FOR THE ORDER IN COUNCIL, HIS ANSWER WAS +AGAIN, NOT TOO LONG+.

AND IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON WHETHER HE HAS A +FIXED DATE+ FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS, HE SAID, +l HAVE A DATE BUT I HAVEN’T QUITE FIXED IT.+

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QUARTERLY JOBLESS RATE STABLE AT 3.3 PER CENT * * *

THE UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION REMAINED STABLE WHILE THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION DETERIORATED SLIGHTLY IN THE QUARTER JUNE - AUGUST 1985 WHEN COMPARED WITH THE QUARTER ENDING MAY 1985, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR JUNE -AUGUST 1985 WAS 3.3 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH THE RATE OF 3.2 PER CENT FOR THE QUARTER ENDING MAY 1985. THE RATE FOR JUNE -AUGUST 1984 WAS 3.4 PER CENT. THE INCREASE OF 0.1 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AND THE DECREASE OF 0.1 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE YEAR ARE BOTH STATISTICALLY NOT SIGNIFICANT.

THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS IN THE QUARTER ENDING AUGUST 1985 WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 88 100, COMPARED WITH 83 700 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING MAY 1985 AND 90 800 FOR THE SAME QUARTER OF 1984.

THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE FOR JUNE - AUGUST 1985 WAS 1.4 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH THE RATE OF 1.0 PER CENT FOR THE PREVIOUS QUARTER. THE RATE FOR JUNE - AUGUST 1984 WAS 0.9 PER CENT. THE INCREASES OF 0.4 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AND 0.5 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE YEAR ARE BOTH STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT -THAT IS, THEY ARE GREATER THAN MIGHT BE EXPECTED TO ARISE FROM SAMPLING ERROR.

THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF UNDEREMPLOYED PERSONS FOR THE QUARTER ENDING AUGUST 1985 WAS 36 000 COMPARED WITH 26 700 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING MAY 1985 AND 24 500 FOR THE SAME QUARTER OF 1984.

CONSISTENT WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO), PERSONS WHO WORKED LESS THAN 35 HOURS A WEEK WERE REGARDED AS UNDEREMPLOYED ONLY IF THEY WERE SEEKING MORE WORK OR WERE NOT SEEKING MORE WORK BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED MORE WORK WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

COMMENTING UPON THESE FIGURES, THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS SAID THAT BECAUSE THE PROPORTION OF FIRST-TIME JOB SEEKERS (E.G. PEOPLE WHO HAVE JUST LEFT SCHOOL) VARIES FROM MONTH TO MONTH, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES WHICH HAD BEEN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED FOR THE VARIATION IN FIRST-TIME JOB SEEKERS SHOULD BE USED IN MAKING COMPARISONS OVER TIME.

HE ADDED THAT BASED ON A SYSTEM OF MANUAL EXTRACTION OF INFORMATION FROM SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRES FOR THE LATEST MONTH, PROVISIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATES COVERING THE LASTEST MOVING THREE-MONTH PERIOD COULD BE MADE AVAILABLE WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SURVEY. THESE PROVIDE AN EARLY INDICATION OF THE LATEST TREND IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION. THE PROVISIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) FOR JULY - SEPTEMBER 1985 WAS 3.7 PER CENT, AND THE PROVISIONAL UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 1.3 PER CENT. HOWEVER, IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WILL BE LOWER AFTER SESAONAL ADJUSTMENT. THE UNADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR JUNE - AUGUST 1985 WAS 3.6 PER CENT.

/the unemployment .......

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14. 1985

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THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS WERE OBTAINED FROM A CONTINUOUS GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY (GHS) CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. THIS SURVEY COVERS A QUARTERLY SAMPLE OF SOME 14 OOO HOUSEHOLDS OR 52 000 PERSONS, SELECTED SCIENTIFICALLY TO REPRESENT THE LAND-BASED CIVILIAN NON-INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION IN HONG KONG.

PERSONAL AND LABOUR FORCE DATA WERE OBTAINED IN THE SURVEY BY INTERVIEWING EACH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER AGED 15 AND ABOVE IN THE HOUSEHOLDS SAMPLED.

IN THE SURVEY, THE DEFINITIONS USED IN MEASURING UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT FOLLOW CLOSELY THOSE RECOMMENDED BY THE ILO.

THE COMMISSIONER ALSO SAID THAT TO CONFORM TO THE LATEST STANDARDS RECOMMENDED BY THE ILO, THE GHS DEFINITIONS OF ■►UNEMPLOYMENT* AND +UNDEREMPLOYMENT+ HAD BEEN MODIFIED SINCE JANUARY 1985. HOWEVER, A COMPLETE CONVERSION WILL ONLY BE INTRODUCED IN MAY 1986 WHEN A SUFFICIENTLY LONG SERIES OF THE STATISTICS UNDER THE NEW DEFINITIONS IS AVAILABLE. USING THE NEW DEFINITIONS THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR JUNE - AUGUST 1985 WAS 3.2 PER CENT, AND THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 2.0 PER CENT.

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF LABOUR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS IS GIVEN IN THE REPORT ON THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY WHICH IS PUBLISHED FOUR TIMES A YEAR. THE NEXT REPORT, COVERING THE QUARTER ENDING SEPTEMBER 1985, WILL BE ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN DECEMBER.

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MISSION TO NORTH AMERICA A SUCCESS — CHEONG-LEEN

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THE URBAN COUNCIL’S DUAL MISSION TO NORTH AMERICA HAD BEEN A SUCCESS ON ALL THREE FRONTS — IN UPDATING COUNCILLORS ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN CITY SERVICES, IN ENABLING A LOOK-AND-LEARN PARTY TO SEE THE VERY LATEST IN MUSEUM DEVELOPMENTS, AND IN FURTHER CEMENTING TIES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND NORTH AMERICA.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, SAID THIS TODAY WHEN SUMMING UP THE 12-DAY VISIT TO NORTH AMERICA.

ON THE STREAMLINING OF OPERATIONS, MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THE HONG KONG PARTY INVESTIGATED HOW TORONTO, VANCOUVER AND SAN FRANCISCO SPEEDED UP APPLICATIONS FOR RESTAURANT LICENCES, LONG A SUBJECT OF CRITICAL EXAMINATION HERE BY THE COUNCIL.

/+THEY HAVE .......

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14» 1985

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+THEY HAVE METHODS OF CO-ORDINATING THEIR BUILDING, ZONING, FIRE AND HEALTH REGULATIONS THAT RESULT IN MUCH FASTER PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS,* SAID MR CHEONG-LEEN.

+WE WILL NOW HAVE TO LOOK INTO WHETHER SUCH METHODS COULD BE ADAPTED TO WORK IN WITH PROPOSED CHANGES TO OUR REGULATIONS THAT ARE ALREADY IN THE PIPELINE.*

CONCERNING BREACHES OF HEALTH REGULATIONS BY RESTAURANT OPERATORS, THESE CITIES TOOK A MUCH HARDER LINE ON DIRTY RESTAURANTS, SUSPENDING LICENCES FOR LONGER PERIODS THAN WAS THE CASE IN HONG KONG.

TURNING TO RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THAT AMERICAN CITIES, VANCOUVER IN PARTICULAR, MADE CONSIDERABLE USE OF VOLUNTEER WORKERS, PARTICULARLY FOR WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY COMMITMENTS WHEN VENUES WERE HEAVILY USED BUT STAFF HAD TO BE PAID OVERTIME.

+THIS IS AN APPROACH WORTH LOOKING INTO,* HE SAID.

ON STREET HAWKING, MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THAT THIS WAS A PROBLEM THAT WAS FAST EMERGING IN TORONTO.

+HERE IS A CASE WHERE OUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE PROBLEM MIGHT BE VALUABLE TO THEM,* HE SAID.

+WE WILL BE SENDING THEM COPIES OF THE REPORT OF THE WORKING PARTY ON HAWKER AND RELATED PROBLEMS, AND HOPE THAT ITS RECOMMENDATIONS MIGHT ENABLE THEM TO HEAD OFF SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT HAVE DEVELOPED IN HONG KONG.*

A SECOND PARTY, HEADED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF CULTURE SELECT COMMITTEE, MR LAWRENCE FUNG AND DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM, HAD MADE GAINFUL VISITS TO SEVERAL MUSEUMS AND RELATED INSTITUTIONS IN NORTH AMERICAN CITIES TO SEE THE NEWEST DEVELOPMENTS IN MUSEUM DESIGN AND PHILOSOPHY.

+THE GENEROUS CO-OPERATION OF MUSEUM AUTHORITIES IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES HAS ENSURED THAT OUR ONCOMING MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WILL INCORPORATE THE VERY LATEST IN THINKING ON MUSEUM DESIGN,* SAID MR CHEONG-LEEN.

FINALLY, THE VISIT HAD CEMENTED RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE THREE CITIES OF NORTH AMERICA WITH LARGE CHINESE POPULATIONS, MANY OF THEM MIGRANTS FROM HONG KONG.

IN ALL THREE CITIES -- VANCOUVER, TORONTO AND SAN FRANCISCO — THE PARTY HAD NOT ONLY REFRESHED CONTACT WITH CHINESE COMMUNITIES BUT, IN A BUSINESS SENSE, HAD DONE MUCH TO ENCOURAGE FURTHER CANADIAN PARTICIPATION IN HONG KONG’S CONTINUING SUCCESS STORY.

/♦INTEREST IN .......

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♦INTEREST IN HONG KONG IS VERY HIGH IN TORONTO, FOR INSTANCE.+ HE SAID. +WE EVEN WERE ASKED TO SEE IF WE COULD HELP ARRANGE FOR THE HONG KONG EXHIBIT AT NEXT YEAR’S EXPO IN VANCOUVER TO BE DISPLAYED LATER IN TORONTO. THIS WOULD INDEED BE A FURTHER FEATHER IN THE CAP OF HONG KONG AND WE HOPE IT IS POSSIBLE.

♦ALSO, WE’RE NOT DISCOUNTING THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE EXHIBIT CAN BE BROUGHT BACK TO HONG KONG SO IT CAN BE SEEN AND ENJOYED HERE TOO.+

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PRESENTATION OF INSIGNIA * * *

INSIGNIA FOR 81 PEOPLE WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AT A CEREMONY AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE AT 6 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

SEVENTY-NINE RECIPIENTS WERE DECORATED BY THE QUEEN FOR SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC, WHILE TWO WERE AWARDED THE GOVERNOR’S COMMENDATION.

PROFESSOR HO HUNG-CHIU AND MR FRANCIS TIEN YUAN-HAO WILL RECEIVE THE CBE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A LIST OF THE RECIPIENTS AT THE INSIGNIA PRESENTATION MAY BE COLLECTED FROM THE GIS NEWS DIVISION AT 4 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

ONLY PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN WI TH SPEC I AL PASSES WILL BE ADMITTED TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE. THEY SHOULD MEET GIS OFFICERS IN THE GUARD ROOM NOT LATER THAN 5.30 PM.

NEWSPAPERS WITHOUT SUCH PASSES WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHS BY ARRANGEMENT WITH CAMBRIDGE’S BUILDING, 8TH FLOOR, 2-12 D’AGUILAR STREET, TELEPHONE 5-223314.

ABLE TO OBTAIN STUDIO, 802, YIP FUNG CENTRAL,

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RSD STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS

M * *

THE WAYS AND MEANS SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL HOLD ITS MONTHLY MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO EXAMINE THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S STATEMENT CF ACCOUNTS FOR THE QUARTER ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1985.

THE OPEN MEETING BEGINNING AT 2.30 PM WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE COUNCIL’S CHAMBER IN TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE MEETING.

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SPORTS PROGRAMME FOR QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

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THE NEW REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL ORGANISE THE 1986 QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SPORTS PROGRAMME ON JUNE 14 ON THE SAME SCALE AS THE ONE HELD THIS YEAR.

A PROPOSAL BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO THIS EFFECT WAS ENDORSED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL AT A MEETING TODAY (MONDAY).

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (LEISURE SERVICES) OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR DAVID WEEKS, TOLD THE COMMITTEE THAT THE 1985 PROGRAMME ORGANISED BY THE RSD OFFERED 32 RECREATION AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES. THEY ATTRACTED OVER 7 000 PARTICIPANTS IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS.

MR WEEKS SAID, +THE PROGRAMME WAS DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE TERRITORY-WIDE PARTICIPATION BY AS LARGE A CROSS-SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY AS POSSIBLE, EITHER AS ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS OR AS SPECTATORS. EVENTS ORGANISED INCLUDED SPORTS COMPETITIONS AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES, DEMONSTRATIONS, CARNIVAL-TYPE EVENTS, MILITARY BANDS AND DANCE PERFORMANCES.+

ON LIBRARY FACILITIES IN FANLING, MR WEEKS SAID THAT A SECOND INTERIM LIBRARY - KNOWN AS THE FANLING PUBLIC LIBRARY AND LOCATED AT CHEUNG LOK HOUSE, CHEUNG WAH ESTATE - WOULD BE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN NOVEMBER.

/OCCUPYING AN .......

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OCCUPYING AN AREA OF 284 SQUARE METRES, THE LIBRARY WOULD HAVE A STOCK OF 12 600 BOOKS IN BOTH CHINESE AND ENGLISH, IN ADDITION TO 70 NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS AND MORE THAN 900 AUDIO CASSETTES.

+THIS AND THE FIRST INTERIM LIBRARY AT THE NORTH DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE AND TOWN HALL MAY EVENTUALLY BE REPLACED BY A FULL-SCALE DISTRICT LIBRARY OF 1 600 SQUARE METRES AT SHEK WU HUI MARKET COMPLEX IN 1988/89,+ MR WEEKS SAID.

THE MEETING WAS ALSO TOLD THAT THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ORGANISED 995 DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS PROJECTS DURING THE FOUR MONTHS FROM APRIL TO JULY 1985, ATTRACTING A TOTAL OF 53 237 PARTICIPANTS. OF THESE PROJECTS, 158 WERE JOINTLY ORGANISED WITH DISTRICT BOARDS, WHICH CONTRIBUTED $110 697 TOWARDS THE COSTS.

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RSD TO EXTEND PRIVATISED CLEANSING ARRANGEMENT *****

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS TO EXTEND THE EXISTING PILOT SCHEME OF CONTRACTING CLEANSING SERVICES IN SHEK WU HUI TO A PRIVATE FIRM FROM NOVEMBER 1 WHEN THE CURRENT CONTRACT RUNS OUT.

THIS WAS DISCLOSED BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES MR MICHAEL SUEN, WHEN HE WAS ADDRESSING THE MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF NEW TERRITORIES THIS EVENING.

HE RECALLED THAT THE SCHEME WAS FIRST CONCEIVED IN EARLY 1983.

+THE OBJECTIVES ARE TO ASSESS PRIVATE CONTRACTORS’ ABILITY TO DELIVER, WHEN COMPARED WITH GOVERNMENT DISTRICT LABOUR ARRANGEMENT AN EQUALLY GOOD OR BETTER STANDARD OF CLEANSING SERVICES, A^ID, IF SUCCESSFUL, TO HELP TO CONTAIN CIVIL SERVICE GROWTH,+ HE SAID.

SUCCESSFUL, TO HELP TO CONTAIN CIVIL SERVICE

+SHEK WU HUI SMALL AND COMPACT CONTRACTOR.+

WAS CHOSEN

IN

SIZE SO

FOR THE PILOT SCHEME BECAUSE IT IS IT COULD BE EASILY MANAGED BY THE

ANOTHER REASON. OF DEVELOPMENT SO AS

MR SUEN NOT TO S

ADDED, IS THAT IT HAS A SLOW PACE IGNIFICANTLY AFFECT THE WORK WITHIN

THE 12 MONTHS’ CONTRACT PERIOD.

MR SUEN SAID THAT THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS CONSIDERING TO INCLUDE LUEN WO HUI IN THE NORTH DISTRICT IN THE PILOT SCHEME AS THE SMALL TOWNSHIP HAS THE SIMILAR CHARACTERISTICS AS SHEK fcU HUI.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1985

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HOI FUNG MANSION GETS A FACELIFT ******

UNAUTHORISED ALTERATIONS AND ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN THE HOI FUNG MANSION IN SHANGHAI STREET HAVE BEEN TAKEN DOWN WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF THE BUILDING’S OWNERS’ CORPORATION TO PROVIDE IMPROVED SANITARY CONDITIONS AND A SAFER ACCESS FOR RESIDENTS.

HOI FUNG MANSION, BUILT IN 1976 WITH 26 UNITS HOUSING

ABOUT 70 RESIDENTS, WAS ONE OF THE TARGET BUILDINGS CHOSEN BY THE YAU MA TEI BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM, UNDER THE DISTRICT OFFICE, TO IMPROVE ITS ENVIRONMENT.

+IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST BUILDINGS TO BE INSPECTED BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN ALTERED TO A STATE WHERE IT BECAME UNSUITABLE FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE IN,+ YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG, SAID.

ABOUT 73 UNAUTHORISED INSTALLATIONS AND ILLEGAL STRUCTURES WERE DETECTED IN THE BUILDING, THE MOST COMMON BEING THE ALTERATION OF STAIRCASES INTO KITCHENS AND TOILETS, POSING SERIOUS HEALTH AND FIRE HAZARDS TO RESIDENTS.

+THERE WAS NO MEANS OF ESCAPE AS THE OTHER STAIRCASE WAS COVERED AND CLOSED AT THE TOP FLOOR, THE COMMON CORRIDORS HAD BEEN ALTERED INTO LIVING AREAS AND ILLEGAL EXTENSIONS WERE BUILT OUTSIDE THE BUILDING,+ HE SAID.

RECOGNISING THE PROBLEM, THE DISTRICT’S BUILDING CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE, COMPRISING OFFICIALS FROM RELEVANT DEPARTMENTS, DECIDED IN JUNE TO TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS OF THE BUILDING.

WITH THE CONCERTED EFFORTS OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE, ABOUT 89 PER CENT OF THE IRREGULARITIES WERE RECTIFIED.

+HOI FUNG MANSION WAS GIVEN A FACELIFT WITH THE ESCAPE ROUTE RESTORED, SMOKE DOORS REINSTATED, ILLEGAL STRUCTURES AND EXTENSIONS DEMOLISHED, AND IS NOW A SAFER AND HEALTHIER PLACE FOR RESIDENTS TO LIVE IN,+ MR CHENG SAID.

+THE PROJECT WAS ONE OF THE MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM SINCE IT WAS SET UP IN 1HE DISTRICT OFFICE IN APRIL, AND ALSO WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE OWNERS’ CORPORATION THE EXERCISE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SO SMOOTH,+ MR CHENG SAID.

HOI FUNG MANSION, ONE OF THE 30 TARGET BUILDINGS SELECTED BY THE TEAM FOR INTENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT, WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED UNTIL ALL THE UNAUTHORISED STRUCTURES ARE DEMOLISHED.

THE TEAM, AIMING TO BRING ABOUT A BETTER AND SAFER LIVING ENVIRONMENT TO RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT, WILL CONTINUE TO RENDER ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE TO OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES OF ALL MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS WHICH HAVE PROBLEMS.

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SHARE DISCLOSURES * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS UNDER RULE 29 OF THE HONG KONG CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS ADVISES THAT ON OCTOBER 11, 1985, WARDLEY INVESTMENT SERVICES LTD, A SUBSIDIARY OF WARDLEY LTD ENGAGED IN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT BUSINESS, HAS DEALT FOR INVESTMENT CLIENTS IN INTERNATIONAL CITY HOLDINGS LTD SHARES AS FOLLOWS: -

DATE BOUGHT/SOLD NUMBER OF SHARES PRICE PER SHARE

11.10.85 SOLD 3,000,000 HKD 0.98

11.10.85 SOLD 5,000,000 HKD 0.975

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YOUTH CHINESE MUSIC FESTIVAL SET FOR NEXT MONTH

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FOUR WELL-KNOWN MUSICIANS FROM CHINA WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE 1985 HONG KONG YOUTH CHINESE MUSIC FESTIVAL, WHICH WILL BE HELD FROM NOVEMBER 2 TO 10.

THE FESTIVAL, WHICH WILL BE THE THIRD ONE, IS ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH.

THE AIM IS TO IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE OF THE YOUNG MUSICIANS AND TO STIMULATE PUBLIC INTEREST IN CHINESE MUSIC.

THE GUEST MUSICIANS FROM CHINA ARE MR DING YU-FENG (ER-HU), NR LI GUANG-CAI (SUO-NA), MISS PAN O-JING (PI-PA) AND MR CHI XIANG-SHENG (SAN XIAN).

THERE WILL BE CONCERTS, SEMINARS AND MASTER CLASSES.

LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS AND MASTER CLASSES ON SAN-XIAN, SUO-NA, ER-HU AND PI-PA WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THE VISITING CHINESE MUSICIANS AT YAU MA TEI, KWUN TONG, MONG KOK, TSUEN WAN AND HONG KONG MUSIC CENTRES.

TEN AMATEUR CHINESE ORCHESTRAS WILL BE PERFORMING IN THE FESTIVAL WITH THE OPENING CONCERT TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 3, AND THE FINALE CONCERT TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 10, AT THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY HALL, BOTH STARTING AT 8 PM.

IN SUPPORT OF THE FESTIVAL, THE URBAN COUNCIL WILL CO-PRESENT WITH THE MUSIC OFFICE A STUDENT CONCERT AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM ON NOVEMBER 10.

/MH YEUNG........

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MR YEUNG PO-KWAN, LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, WILL BE THE OFFICIATING GUEST AT THE OPENING CONCERT, AND THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM WILL OFFICIATE AT THE FINALE CONCERT.

TICKETS FOR THE OPENING CONCERT AND THE FINALE CONCERT AT $5 EACH ARE ON SALE AT ALL MUSIC CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE.

FOR ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 5-458791 AND 0-428127.

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DETAILS ON COMPETITIONS

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A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH CULTURE AND ARTS COMPETITIONS WILL BE HELD AT 4 PM THIS WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 16) AT THE CHIU CHOW GARDEN RESTAURANT, CONNAUGHT CENTRE.

THE COMPETITIONS ARE JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AND ABOUT 200 VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS.

THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOwLOON) OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR GREGORY LEUNG, CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH CULTURE AND ARTS COMPETITIONS, MR SHUM CHOI-SANG, AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL BE AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE X. X X

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 78.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 461.650 MILLION CUBIC

METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 494.721 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 84.4 PER CENT

OF

CAPACITY.

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SHEUNG WAN, HAPPY VALLEY WATER CUT

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PRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN SHEUNG WAN AND HAPPY VALLEY WILL BE TURNED OFF ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 17) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

IN SHEUNG WAN LEAKAGE TEST WILL BEGIN FROM 11 PM AND THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY CAINE ROAD, LADDER STREET, PO HING FONg, KUI IN FONG, TAI PING SHAN STREET, BRIDGES STREET, STAUNTON STREET AND ABERDEEN STREET INCLUDING U LAM TERRACE AND HOLLYWOOD ROAD POLICE QUARTERS.

IN HAPPY VALLEY FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES WILL ALSO BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY BROADWOOD ROAD, HOLLY ROAD, GREEN LANE, BROOM ROAD, BRIAR AVENUE, BLUE POOL ROAD (BETWEEN CHEONG MING STREET AND TAI HANG ROAD), HAPPY VIEW TERRACE, 27-37 PERKINS ROAD AND 148-150 TAI HANG ROAD.

MEANWHILE, SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN KWAI CHU-.G WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 9.30 AM TO 5 PM THE SAME DAY FOR MAINS wORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE LEI MUK SHUE ESTATE, SHEK YAM ESTATE, SHEK LEI ESTATE AND THOSE ALONG wO Yl HOP ROAD.

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NO MAIL DELIVERY * * *

THERE ..ILL EE NO M«IL DELIVERY ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 22), WHICH IS A GENERAL HOLIDAY, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED TODAY.

ALL POST OFFICES WILL ALSO BE CLOSED THAT DAY.

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PUNCH BREAKS FOREMAN’S RIB X a X

ALLEGEDLY

URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT GENERAL DUTIES TEAM SUFFERED A BROKEN RIB TODAY WHEN PUNCHED BY A MAN IN KOWLOON CITY.

THE FOREMAN HAD JUST SERVED A LITTERING SUMMONS ON THE MAN. elizabeth'hospital0^^^ MAK KW0K”LEUNG’ ,S no* in QUEEN

A MAN wAS ARRESTED AFTER THE INCIDENT.

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ROAD CLOSURE IN WAN CHAI K * *

ucAon ctppft RFTWFEN HENNESSY ROAD AND WAN CHAI ROAD WILL BE HEARD STREET BETWEEN^ENNESSTHURSDAy (OCTOBER 17)

CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR THE LAYING OF

POWER CABLE.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON HENNESSY ROAD HEADING FOR WAN CHAI ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE BURROWS STREET.

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SOY STREET CLOSED

H * *

SOY STREET BETWEEN PORTLAND STREET AND NATHAN ROAD AND ANOTHER SECT ION BETWEEN SaTHAN ROAD AND SA I YEUNG CHOI STREET SOUTH WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 17) TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SUBWAY ACROSS NATHAN ROAD.

MOTORISTS ON SAI YEUNG CHOI STREET SOUTH HEADING FORNaTHAN ROAD SHOULD TRAVEL VIA DUNDAS STREET. MOTORISTS ON NATHAN ROAD HEADING^FOR PORTLAND STREET CAN USE HAMILTON STREET OR SHANTUNG STREET.

THE TAXI STAND AT SOY STREET EAST OF NATHAN ROAD WILL BE CANCELLED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HK OFFICIALS TO VISIT SHENZHEN ................................. 1

MESSAGE MARKS INTELPOST LINK WITH GUANGZHOU .................... 1

GOVERNOR REITERATES SERIOUS CONCERN OVER ASSAULT INCIDENT ... 2

PRESENTATION OF INSIGNIA ....................................... 2

TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY...................................... 6

JUNE NOMINAL WAGE INDEXES PUBLISHED ............................ 7

ANNUAL ECONOMIC SURVEYS FOR 1984 .............................. 11

KWAI CHUNG, TSING YI DISTRICT COMMITTEE TO MEET ............... 13

BETTER PROSPECTS FOR BAPTIST COLLEGE GRADUATES ................ 13

MORE COMMENTS ON PROPOSED WATER QUALITY REGULATIONS............ 14

SHAM SHUT PO LAUNCHES FIGHT CRIME DRIVE........................ 16

UC REAFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS ................. 16

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN TSUEN WAN, WESTERN ......................... 17

SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS FOR SAI KUNG............................ 18

QUARTERLY STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS OF RSD ........................ 18

RSD EXTENDS PRIVATISATION OF CLEANSING SERVICES SCHEME....... 19

NO SALT WATER.................................................. 19

CELLO MASTERCLASS ORGANISED ................................... 19

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 .985

HK OFFICIALS TO VISIT SHENZHEN M * * *

AT THE INVITATION OF THE DEPUTY MAYOR OF SHENZHEN HR ZHEN XI PE I, THE POLITICAL ADVISER WILL LEAD A DELEGATION OF KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO VISIT SHENZHEN TOMORROW AND THURSDAY (OCTOBER 16 TO 17).

THE PURPOSE OF THE VISIT IS TO REVIEW PROGRESS IN ' OUS

HONG KONG-SHENZHEN JOINT EXPERT WORKING GROUPS WHICH IN ACCORDANCE WITH AN AGREEMENT IN APRIL 1982.

THE REVIEW MEETING WILL BE HELD TOMORROW AND IS THE .ATES'. IN A REGULAR SERIES OF SUCH MEETINGS, THE LAST OF WHIC-IN MARCH 1985 IN HONG KONG.

OTHER OFFICIALS ATTENDING FROM HONG KONG INCLUDE THE CH.' ■ CF THE VARIOUS WORKING GROUPS, AND OTHERS WHO PART IC IP WORK OR HAVE A CLOSE INTEREST IN THE PROGRESS OF THE PI UNDER DEVELOPMENT AT THE BORDER.

IN ADDITION, THE HONG KONG DELEGATION WILL BE VIS ‘ r > CONNECTED WITH THE PROJECTS AND OTHER PLACES OF INTERS;

SHENZHEN.

MESSAGE MARKS INTELPOST LINK WITH GUANGZHC1 * * *

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR HUGH ARDLEY, SENT AN ---------"

MESSAGE TO THE POSTMASTER GENERAL OF GUANGZHOU POST Or-W QIAN DONGCHAI, THIS (TUESDAY) MORNING TO MARK THE INTRODUCTION CF INTELPOST SERVICE TO GUANGZHOU.

THIS BRINGS TO 34 THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN THE INTELPOSY NETWORK SERVED FROM HONG KONG.

A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE INTRODUCTION COINCIDED WITH THE OPENING OF THE GUANGZHOU AUTUMN TRADE FAIR AND iNTELPOST ITEMS POSTED IN HONG KONG BEFORE 2 PM COULD BE DELIVERED TO THE FAIR THE SAME AFTERNOON.

+AS INTELPOST CAN BE USED TO TRANSMIT CHINESE CHARACTERS. IT OFFERS SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES OVER TELEX,+ HE SAID.

INTELPOST ITEMS FOR DONGSHAN, LIWAN, YUEXIU AND HA!

DISTRICTS POSTED BEFORE 2 PM AT THE GENERAL POST OFF! BE DELIVERED TO THE ADDRESSEE ON THE SAME DAY, WHILE POSTED BEFORE 4 PM FOR TIANHE, FANGCUN AND HUANGPU DIS" AND THE SUBURBS OF GUANGZHOU THE FOLLOWING WORKING DAY’S

MORNING

/CH1HGBS FOB

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1985

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CHARGES FOR THE SERVICE TO GUANGZHOU ARE:

* $35 FOR THE FIRST SIDE OF AN A4 SHEET OF PAPER

* $15 FOR EACH SUBSEQUENT A4 SIDE SENT TO THE SAME ADDRESSEE AT THE SAME TIME

PEOPLE WISHING TO USE THE SERVICE SHOULD HAND IN THEIR DOCUMENTS AT ANY OF THE 22 ACCEPTANCE OFFICES.

USE NOT

THE

THOSE WITH FACSIMILE MACHINES IN THEIR OFFICES COULD MAKE INTELPOST TO RETRANSMIT MESSAGES TO OVERSEAS ADDRESSEES HAVING FACSIMILE MACHINES. SPECIAL MESSENGERS WOULD DELIVER MESSAGE WITHIN HOURS.

CUSTOMERS REQUIRING MORE INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE SHOULD THE INTELPOST MANAGER ON 5-2671148.

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GOVERNOR REITERATES SERIOUS CONCERN OVER ASSAULT INCIDENT X * * X

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, ACCOMPANIED BY THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, SAW THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD, MR LAU WONG-FAT, THIS AFTERNOON.

MR LAU CONVEYED TO THE GOVERNOR THE CONCERN OF HIS BOARD OVER THE INJURIES SUFFERED BY MR NG MING-YUM. HE ALSO INFORMED THE GOVERNOR OF THE CONCLUSIONS REACHED BY THE MEETING OF ALL THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMEN YESTERDAY EVENING.

THE GOVERNOR REITERATED TO MR LAU THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS SERIOUSLY CONCERNED OVER THIS INCIDENT. HE ASSURED HIM THAT THERc WOULD BE A FULL AND THOROUGH POLICE INVESTIGATION AND THAT EVERY EFFORT WOULD BE MADE TO BRING THOSE RESPONSIBLE TO JUSTICE.

HE ALSO ASSURED MR LAU THAT THE GOVERNMENT FULLY SUPPORTED THE DISTRICT BOARDS AND ALL MEMBERS OF THE BOARDS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.

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PRESENTATION OF INSIGNIA

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INSIGNIA FOR 81 PEOPLE WERE PRESENTED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AT A CEREMONY AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE THIS (TUESDAY) EVENING.

SEVENTY-NINE RECIPIENTS WERE DECORATED BY THE QUEEN FOR SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC, WHILE TWO WERE AWARDED THE GOVERNOR’S COMMENDATION.

/THE following........

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THE FOLLOWING IS THE LIST OF INSIGNIA RECIPIENTS:

CBE (COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE)

PROFESSOR HO HUNG-CHIU, OBE, JP

THE HON FRANCIS TIEN YUAN-HAO, OBE, JP

OBE (OFFICER ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE)

MR ALEXANDER PAUL A’COURT BERGNE

THE HON RONALD GEORGE BLACKER BRIDGE, JP THE HON CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, MBE, JP

THE HON MRS SELINA CHOW LIANG SHUK-YEE, JP MR NGA I SHIU-KIT, JP

MR JOHN RAWLING TODD, CVO, JP

MBE (MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE)

MR ARTHUR JOHN ABBAS

MR STANLEY KWAN SHIH-KUANG

MR NG SHUE-CHIU MR TONG YUK-LIN

MBE (HONORARY) (HONORARY MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE)

MR LI YING

MBE (MILITARY) (MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE) (MILITARY DIVISION)

MAJOR JOHN NELSON GUNSON BEM (BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL)

MR CHEUNG SIU-PING

MR KAN PO

MR LEE CHEUNG-FAI

MR LEUNG CHUEN

MR LI CHUNG

MR LI HING

MRS LO NG PO-SAN

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MR LO PAK-SUM

MR LOK HO-SUM

MISS AYSHA MOOSDEEN

MRS NG TSUI KIT-MING

MR SINN KWOK-BUN

MR YIM KWOK

MR YUEN KENG

BEM (MILITARY) (BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL) (MILITARY DIVISION)^

SERGEANT HSU CHI-WEI

FLIGHT SERGEANT LAU FOOK-WING

ISM (IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDAL)

MR CHEUNG TAK-MING

MR TAM SHEUNG-CHI

QPM (QUEEN’S POLICE MEDAL)

MR BRIAN WEBSTER, CPM

MR ROBERT LEWIS JOHN MACDONALD, CPM

CPM (COLONIAL POLICE MEDAL)

(ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE)

MR-JAMES SOUTER MAIN

MR IAN LAVIS GRIFFITHS

MR JAMES KENNETH EWAN

MR TIMOTHY ANTONY FITZPATRICK

MR ARTHUR WILLIAM HIGGINBOTTOM

MR LEE KWONG-YEE

MR IVAN CYRIL SCOTT

MR JOHN ANTHONY WILKINSON

MR STANLEY ERNEST DIRK IN

/MB CHUNG.....

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15. 1?85

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MR CHUNG CHl-K IN MR YEUNG CHI-KEUNG MR NG KA-WING (FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT) MR LEE WANG-ON MR TAI CHUN-LAU MR HO SUM

MR LEUNG FOOK-SIN BADGE OF HONOUR

MR CHAN KA-SI

MRS ENA CHAN YUEN YIN-HUNG MR CHONG KAM-NING MR CHOW CHUN-FAI MR CHOY KAN-PUI MR HO FOOK-CHU

DR KENNETH HO PUI-HUNG

THE REVEREND LEUNG SIN-SANG

MR MA CHI-KEUNG

MR NG CHING-YEE MR SIU YUN-CHUNG MRS SO CHOW YIM-PING MR TSE HAY GOVERNOR’S COMMENDATIONS

MR FONG KWONG-CHING

MR TSUI KAM-SHING

/ORDER OF

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15» 1985

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ORDER OF ST JOHN

OFFICER (BROTHER)s

MR KWOK CHUN-LAM

MR LEUNG SHU-FAN

MR JOHN VANHAM GREEN MITCHELL

SERVING SISTER:

MISS JOSEPHINE AU YEUNG MEI-WAH

MRS CHIU HUNG SIU-PING

MISS KATHLEEN HO TSANG-YUE

MRS AW CHAN SAU-YUNG

MISS REBECCA LAU PIK-SAN

MISS WINNIE POON WAI-MAN

SERVING BROTHER:

MR HO PING-HUNG

MR CHU CHUN-LOONG

MR NG WAI-SHING

MR HO NEE-QU I

MR CHEUNG YEUNG

MR SO KWONG-HUNG

MR WOO MAN-KAI

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TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY

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THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S OVERSEAS OFFICES HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH TO THE TRADE AND INDUSTRY BRANCH.

THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY IS AIMED AT STREAMLINING CONTROL, AND IMPROVING CO-ORDINATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THESE OVERSEAS OFFICES.

/AT PRESENT......

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1985

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AT PRESENT, THE GOVERNMENT HAS FIVE OVERSEAS OFFICES (LONDON, NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, BRUSSELS AND GENEVA) AND THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT FOUR OVERSEAS OFFICES (SAN FRANCISCO, TOKYO, LONDON AND STUTTGART).

A RECENT APPRAISAL OF THE WORK OF THE OVERSEAS OFFICES ESTABLISHED THAT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE LONDON OFFICE, THE OVERSEAS OFFICES ARE NOW ALMOST WHOLLY OCCUPIED IN DEALING WITH HONG KONG’S COMMERCIAL RELATIONS, AND COMBATING GROWING PROTECTIONISM IN HONG KONG’S PRINCIPAL MARKETS. THE FOUR INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT OFFICES CONTINUE TO BE EXCLUSIVELY CONCERNED WITH THE PROMOTION OF INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT.

+THE ACTIVITIES OF THESE OFFICES ARE INTER-RELATED. IT IS THEREFORE CONSIDERED MORE APPROPRIATE FOR THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY TO ASSUME OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HONG KONG’S PRESENCE OVERSEAS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THE ROLE OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN LONDON WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE AND THE COMMISSIONER WILL CONTINUE TO REPORT DIRECT TO THE CHIEF SECRETARY ON RELEVANT ISSUES.

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JUNE NOMINAL WAGE INDEXES PUBLISHED

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THE OVERALL NOMINAL WAGE INDEX FOR JUNE 1985, AT 126.7, INCREASED BY 6.6 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1984 AND BY 1.4 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH MARCH 1985, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

A COMPARISON OF THE JUNE 1985 AND JUNE 1984 INDEXES SHOWS THAT THE NOMINAL WAGE INDEX FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR INCREASED BY 6.6 PER CENT, FOR BOTH THE WHOLESALE-RETAIL, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR AND PERSONAL SERVICES SECTOR BY 5.4 PER CENT, FOR THE TRANSPORT SERVICES SECTOR BY 9.9 PER CENT AND FOR THE BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR BY 8.0 PER CENT.

A COMPARISON OF THE JUNE 1985 AND MARCH 1985 INDEXES SHOwS THAT THE NOMINAL WAGE INDEX FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR INCREASED BY 1.7 PER CENT, FOR BOTH THE TRANSPORT SERVICES SECTOR AND THE BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR BY 3.0 PER CENT AND FOR THE PERSONAL SERVICES SECTOR BY 1.5 PER CENT, WHILE THAT FOR THE WHOLESALE-RETAIL, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR DECREASED BY 0.2 PER CENT.

THE NOMINAL WAGE INDEXES FOR THE PERIOD JUNE 1984 TO JUNE 1985 FOR SELECTED MAJOR ECONOMIC SECTORS ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 1. DETAILED BREAKDOWNS FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 2.

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THE OVERALL REAL WAGE INDEX, AT 100.4 IN JUNE 1985, WAS 3.8 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN JUNE 1984 AND 1.1 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN MARCH 1985.

FROM JUNE 1984 TO JUNE 1985, THE REAL WAGE INDEX FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR INCREASED BY 3.7 PER CENT, FOR THE WHOLESALERETAIL, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR BY 2.7 PER CENT, FOR THE TRANSPORT SERVICES SECTOR BY 6.9 PER CENT, FOR THE BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR BY 5.1 PER CENT AND FOR THE PERSONAL SERVICES SECTOR BY 2.6 PER CENT.

COMPARING JUNE 1985 WITH MARCH 1985, THE REAL WAGE INDEX FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR INCREASED BY 1.3 PER CENT, FOR THE TRANSPORT SERVICES SECTOR BY 2.6 PER CENT, FOR THE BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR BY 2.7 PER CENT AND FOR THE PERSONAL SERVICES SECTOR BY 1.1 PER CENT, WHILE THAT FOR THE WHOLESALE-RETAIL, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR DECREASED BY 0.4 PER CENT.

THE REAL WAGE INDEXES FOR THE PERIOD JUNE 1984 TO JUNE 1985 FOR SELECTED MAJOR ECONOMIC SECTORS ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 3.

THESE NOMINAL AND REAL WAGE INDEXES ARE DERIVED FROM THE SURVEY OF WAGES, SALARIES AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CONDUCTED EACH QUARTER BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT COVERING BOTH MANUAL AND NON-MANUAL WORKERS (EXCLUDING WORKERS AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL LEVELS) IN SELECTED INDUSTRIES IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, THE WHOLESALE-RETAIL, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR, THE TRANSPORT SERVICES SECTOR, THE BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR AND THE PERSONAL SERVICES SECTOR.

SUCH INDEXES MEASURE CHANGES IN WAGE RATES BY HOLDING THE STRUCTURAL PATTERN OF THE LABOUR FORCE WITH RESPECT TO INDUSTRY, OCCUPATION, SEX AND MODE OF PAYMENT THE SAME AS THAT OF MARCH 1982, WHICH IS THE BASE PERIOD OF THE WAGE INDEXES.

WHILE THE NOMINAL WAGE INDEX MEASURES CHANGES IN WAGE RATES IN MONEY TERMS, THE REAL WAGE INDEX, WHICH IS OBTAINED BY DEFLATING THE NOMINAL WAGE INDEX BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A), MEASURES CHANGES IN THE PURCHASING POWER OF WAGES (ALTHOUGH THE SAME DEFLATOR IS USED FOR EACH INDUSTRY TO DERIVE THE REAL WAGE INDEX FROM ITS NOMINAL COUNTERPART, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MOVEMENTS OF THE NOMINAL WAGE INDEX AND THE REAL WAGE INDEX BETWEEN ANY TWO TIME PERIODS MAY VARY SLIGHTLY FROM INDUSTRY TO INDUSTRY DUE TO ROUNDING).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT DREW ATTENTION TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE WAGE INDEXES AND THE INDEXES OF PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED WHICH ARE ALSO PUBLISHED AT QUARTERLY INTERVALS.

HE POINTED OUT THAT WHILE WAGE RATES PROVIDE A MEASURE OF THE UNIT PRICE OF LABOUR, PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED IS A MEASURE CF PER CAPITA EARNINGS.

/WAGE HATES .......

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1985

WAGE RATES REPRESENT THE AMOUNT OF REMUNERATION FOR NORMAL HOURS OF WORK. AND ARE DEFINED TO INCLUDE BASIC WAGES AND SALARIES, COst-OF-LIV ING ALLOWANCE, MEAL BENEFITS, COMMISSION AND TIPS, GOOD ATTENDANCE BONUS AND NIGHT SHIFT ALLOWANCE.

IN ADDITION, YEAR-END BONUS AND OTHER GUARANTEED AND

REGULAR BONUSES AND ALLOWANCES THAT ARE PAID LESS FREQUENTLY THAN MONTHLY, ARE CONVERTED TO AN EQUIVALENT MONTHLY RATE WHEN COMPILING THE WAGE RATE INDEXES.

TOTAL PAYROLL, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS THE AMOUNT OF DIRECT CASH PAYMENTS THAT EMPLOYEES RECEIVED FROM EMPLOYERS. APART FROM THE ABOVE MENTIONED CASH RECEIPTS, IT ALSO INCLUDES OVERTIME PAY AND OTHER NON-GUARANTEED AND IRREGULAR BONUSES AND ALLOWANCES.

HENCE, STATISTICS ON PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED TEND TO BE SENSITIVE TO CHANGES IN THE NUMBER OF HOURS ACTUALLY WORKED, THE TIMING OF THE PAYMENT OF BONUSES AND BACK-PAY, AND THE COMPOSITION OF THE LABOUR FORCE.

AS A RESULT, MOVEMENTS IN WAGE RATES DO NOT NECESSARILY CONFORM WITH THOSE IN PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED.

THE SURVEY FINDINGS ARE PUBLISHED IN THE REPORT OF WAGES, SALARIES AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS STATISTICS VOLUME I, JUNE 1985 WHICH WILL BE ON SALE SHORTLY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRc.

VOLUME II ISSUE OF THE REPORT CONTAINING DETAILED OCCUPATIONAL STATISTICS, SUCH AS WAGE RATES, NUMBER OF NORMAL HOURS OF WORK AND NUMBER OF STANDARD WORKING DAYS IS EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN EARLY NOVEMBER 1985.

FOR ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE WAGE INDEXES, CONTACT THE WAGES AND LABOUR COSTS STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT TELEPHONE NOS. 5-455774 OR 5-416062.

TABLE 1: NOMINAL WAGE INDEXES BY SELECTED MAJOR ECONOMIC SECTORS

SELECTED MAJOR ECONOMIC SECTORS INDEXES (MARCH 1982 - 17D)

JUN. 1984 SEPT. 1984 DEC. 1984 MAR. 1985 JUN. 1985

MANUFACTURING 118.9 120.3 120.8 124.6 126.7

WHOLESALE-RETAIL, 113.8 115.6 117.1 120.2 120.0

IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS

TRANSPORT SERVICES 129.7 132.6 132.6 138.4 142.5

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BUS INESS SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

120.3

116.1

120.4

116.1

121.1

116.8

126.1

120.6

129.9

122.4

ALL SECTORS ABOVE 118.8 120.4 121.1 124.9 126.7

TABLE 2: NOMINAL WAGE INDEXES FOR MAJOR INDUSTRIES IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

INDUSTRY INDEXES (MARCH 1982 - 133)

JUN. 1984 SEPT. 1984 DEC. 1984 MAR. 1985 JUN. 1985

GARMENTS 114.7 115.4 116.5 119.5 123.6

GLOVES 124.7 130.2 131.1 133.9 135.7

HANDBAGS 114.6 115.6 116.3 119.0 121.4

COTTON SPINNING-WEAVING 120.0 120.3 120.5 125.5 128.4

KNITTING 123.4 123.7 124.0 126.7 133.1

BLEACHING AND DYEING 119.8 121.2 121.8 126.3 132.0

PR INTING 122.0 123.4 123.5 126.1 132.3

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 121.3 123.3 122.9 125.6 128.0

METAL PRODUCTS 120.1 121.1 123.3 125.8 123.3

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES 127.8 129.4 128.2 135.0 136.3

ELECTRON ICS 120.9 123.9 124.1 127.7 133.3

WATCHES AND CLOCKS 123.5 124.6 124.6 130.3 132.6

MANUFACTURING 118.9 120.3 120.8 124.6 126.7

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TABLE 3: REAL WAGE INDEXES BY SELECTED MAJOR ECONOMIC SECTORS

SELECTED MAJOR ECONOMIC SECTORS JUN. 1984 INDEXES (MARCH 1982 - 100)

SEPT. 1984 DEC. 1984 MAR. 1985 JUN. 1985

MANUFACTURING 96.8 97.1 97.7 99.1 100.4

WHOLESALE-RETAIL, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS 92.6 93.3 94.6 95.5 95.1

TRANSPORT SERVICES 105.6 107.0 107.2 110.0 112.9

BUSINESS SERVICES 98.0 97.2 97.9 100.3 103.3

PERSONAL SERVICES 94.5 93.7 94.5 95.9 97.3

ALL SECTORS ABOVE 96.7 97.2 97.9 99.3 133.4

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ANNUAL ECONOMIC SURVEYS FOR 1984 * * * *

TO PROVIDE STATISTICS ON THE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VARIOUS ECONOMIC SECTORS IN HONG KONG, THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS ECONOMIC SURVEYS EACH YEAR COVERING SECTORS ON INDUSTRY? BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE; WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS; TRANSPORT AND RELATED SERVICES; STORAGE, COMMUNICATIONS, FINANCING, INSURANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES.

ABOUT 27 000 ESTABLISHMENTS ARE SELECTED AT RANDOM BY COMPUTER FROM SOME 200 000 ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT.

QUESTIONNAIRES ARE SENT TO SAMPLED ESTABLISHMENTS REQUESTING THEM TO SUPPLY DATA ON THE TYPE OF OWNERSHIP, FLOOR AREA, NUMBER CF PERSONS ENGAGED, COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES, OPERATING EXPENSES AND BUSINESS TURNOVER.

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THE LATEST ROUND OF SUCH SURVEYS FOR THE REFERENCE YEAR 1984 COMMENCED IN APRIL - MAY 1985.

RESULTS OF THE ANNUAL ECONOMIC SURVEYS PROVIDE USEFUL REFERENCE MATERIALS TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR INVESTMENT, MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT DECISIONS, AND TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR POLICY FORMULATION AND ECONOMIC ANALYSES.

FOR ESTABLISHMENTS WITH PLANS TO DIVERSIFY INTO OTHER ACTIVITIES OR TO EXPAND THEIR EXISTING ACTIVITIES, STATISTICS ON BUSINESS TURNOVER, OPERATING EXPENSES AND OPERATING SURPLUS IN VARIOUS INDUSTRIES-TRADES-SERVICES SHOULD BE USEFUL IN MAKING INVESTMENT OR MARKETING DECISIONS.

WHILE RATIOS OF SALES TO STOCKS, TO VARIOUS OPERATING EXPENSES AND TO OPERATING SURPLUS ARE USEFUL TO MANAGEMENT IN STREAMLINING THEIR OPERATING POLICIES WHICH MIGHT INCREASE THEIR PROFITS, STATISTICS ON EMPLOYMENT AND COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES IN VARIOUS INDUSTRIES AND TRADES HELP EMPLOYERS UNDERSTAND BETTER THE LABOUR SITUATION AND FORMULATE MORE EFFECTIVE EMPLOYMENT POLICIES TO STABILISE LABOUR MOBILITY.

ESTABLISHMENTS WITH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WORK BENEFIT FROM THE ANNUAL SURVEYS BY SAVING THEIR TIME AND RESOURCES IN COLLECTING THE DATA THEMSELVES, WHILE THOSE NOT MAKING USE OF THE STATISTICS ARE AFFECTED INDIRECTLY BY GOVERNMENT POLICIES CFTEN FORMULATED USING THE SURVEY RESULTS. SUPPLYING THE DEPARTMENT WITH ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION IS IN FACT HELPING DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY THE DEVELOPMENT OF ONE’S OWN BUSINESS.

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS ORDINANCE STIPULATES THAT INFORMATION RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS CANNOT BE RELEASED TO OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND CANNOT BE USED AS EVIDENCE IN COURT EXCEPT FOR AN OFFENCE AGAINST THE SAID ORDINANCE.

RESPONDENTS MAY REST ASSURED THAT INFORMATION SUPPLIED WILL EE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, AND THAT ONLY AGGREGATE INFORMATION WHICH DOES NOT REVEAL DETAILS OF INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS WILL BE RELEASED. IN ADDITION, ALL COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRES WILL EVENTUALLY BE DESTROYED AFTER DATA PROCESSING.

AS THE ANNUAL ECONOMIC SURVEYS ARE CONDUCTED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CENSUS AND STATISTICS ORDERS, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 11 OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS ORDINANCE, RESPONSE TO THE SURVEYS IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS APPEALS TO ESTABLISHMENTS WHICH HAVE RECEIVED THE QUESTIONNAIRES TO FULFIL THEIR SOCIAL AND LEGAL OBLIGATIONS BY PROMPTLY COMPLETING AND RETURNING THEM TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

IF ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED IN COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRES, RESPONDENTS CAN CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT BY TELEPHONE, THE NUMBERS CF WHICH ARE LISTED ON THE QUESTIONNAIRES. FIELD STAFF CARRYING GOVERNMENT IDENTITY CARDS CAN VISIT ESTABLISHMENTS AND ASSIST IN COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRES IF DESIRED.

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KWAI CHUNG, TSI NG Yl DISTRICT COMMITTEE TO MEET * * * *

THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL MEET TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) FOR THE FIRST TIME TO EXAMINE THE WIDE RANGE OF FACILITIES AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN THE DISTRICT.

THE OPEN MEETING, TO START AT 2.30 PM, WILL ALSO DECIDE ON THE NAMING OF A PUBLIC LIBRARY.

IT WILL BE HELD AT THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBER, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STATION CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NEW TERRITORIES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE MEETING.

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BETTER PROSPECTS FOR BAPTIST COLLEGE GRADUATES * * *

THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THE BAPTIST COLLEGE ON ARRANGEMENTS TO IMPROVE THE CAREER PROSPECTS OF ITS HONOURS DIPLOMA HOLDERS WHO WISH TO JOIN THE TEACHING AND SOCIAL WORK PROFESSIONS, THE SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, MR DAVID FORD SAID TODAY.

HOLDERS OF HONOURS DIPLOMAS WITH ONE YEAR POST-QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE WILL BE ABLE TO TEACH TECHNICAL SUBJECTS IN AIDED SCHOOLS FROM THIS YEAR, STARTING WITH A SALARY EQUIVALENT TO MASTER PAY SCALE POINT 17.

A SCHEME IS ALSO BEING WORKED OUT TO ENABLE SOME OF THOSE WHO HAVE HONOURS DIPLOMAS IN SOCIAL WORK TO JOIN THE GOVERNMENT AS PROFESSIONAL TRAINEES WITH AN HONORARIUM SOMEWHAT BELOW THE DEGREE STARTING SALARY.

IF THIS SCHEME IS APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATURE, IT WILL HELP THOSE WHO WISH TO PURSUE A CAREER IN SOCIAL WORK IN THE GOVERNMENT.

SPEAKING AT A CAREERS EXHIBITION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE APPOINTMENT SERVICE OF THE COLLEGE AND THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH, NR FORD EXPLAINED THAT AT PRESENT THEY ENTER THE GOVERNMENT AS NON-DEGREE HOLDERS, AS SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT, AT POINT 14 OF THE MASTER PAY SCALE.

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THIS IS BECAUSE THERE IS, IN PROFESSIONAL TERMS, NO FUNCTIONAL NEED FOR AN INTERMEDIATE GRADE BETWEEN SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT AND ASSISTANT SOCIAL WORK OFFICER.

THE PROBLEM WILL DISAPPEAR IN A FEW YEARS’ TIME WHEN THE BAPTIST COLLEGE PRODUCES ITS OWN SOCIAL WORK DEGREE GRADUATES, HE SAID.

HE NOTED THAT TEACHING AND SOCIAL WORK WERE THE TWO REMAINING AREAS IN WHICH BAPTIST STUDENTS FELT UNHAPPY OVER THE GOVERNMENT’S RECOGNITION OF THEIR QUALIFICATIONS.

+BAPTIST COLLEGE HONOURS DIPLOMAS ARE RECOGNISED BY THE GOVERNMENT AS AN ALTERNATIVE QUALIFICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT TO A WIDE RANGE OF CIVIL SERVICE JOBS.* MR FORD SAID. IN ALL THERE ARE SOME 11 GRADES IN WHICH THE STATUS OF HONOURS DIPLOMATES IS RECOGNISED AND CANDIDATES ENTER AT ONE PAY POINT BELOW THAT OF UNIVERSITY DEGREE HOLDERS.

+SO TO SUGGEST THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT RECOGNISE BAPTIST COLLEGE HONOURS DIPLOMAS FOR RECRUITMENT PURPOSES IS DEMONSTRABLY NOT TRUE,+ HE SAID.

MR FORD POINTED OUT THAT A STABLE, EFFICIENT AND DEDICATED CIVIL SERVICE WILL BE A KEY ELEMENT IN THE CONTINUING PROSPERITY OF HONG KONG IN THE YEARS AHEAD.

+WE NEED THEREFORE HIGH CALIBRE, DEDICATED AND ENTHUSIASTIC PEOPLE TO JOIN US TO ENSURE THAT THIS AIM CAN BE ACHIEVED,+ HE SAID.

+ANYONE WHO HAS THE INTEREST OF HONG KONG AT HEART SHOULD CONSIDER CAREFULLY, WHEN CHOOSING A CAREER, HOW BEST HE OR SHE CAN MAKE A WORTHWHILE CONTRIBUTION TO THE FUTURE WELL-BEING CF OUR COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT SERVICE CERTAINLY OFFERS THAT OPPORTUNITY,* HE ADDED.

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MORE COMMENTS ON PROPOSED WATER QUALITY REGULATIONS ******

THE COMMISSIONER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DR STUART REED, SAID THERE HAD BEEN GOOD OVERALL RESPONSE TO THE FURTHER PERIOD CF CONSULTATION ON THE DRAFT REGULATIONS AIMED AT BRINGING HONG KONG’S WATER POLLUTION UNDER CONTROL.

SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG NORTHWEST TODAY (TUESDAY), HE SAID THAT MOST REPRESENTATIONS HAD COME FROM THOSE CONCERNED ABOUT THE DETERIORATION OF WATER QUALITY IN HONG KONG.

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THEY WERE ORGANISATIONS WITH AN INTEREST IN USING HONG KONG WATERS FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO SIMPLY DID NOT WISH TO FIND THEMSELVES LIVING NEXT TO A STRETCH OF WATER +STINKING LIKE AN OPEN SEWER+.

DR REED SAID THAT THE MAIN THRUST OF COMMENTS FROM THESE REPRESENTATIONS WAS THAT THE REGULATIONS WERE TOO LITTLE TOO LATE AND THAT THE CONCESSION TO INDUSTRY WHICH ALLOWED EXISTING PRODUCES CF LIQUID EFFLUENTS TO CONTINUE POLLUTING AND EVEN INCREASE EMISSIONS BY UP TO 30 PER CENT WAS SEEN AS BEING FAR TOO GREAT A CONCESSION TO INDUSTRY.

ON THE OTHER HAND,+ HE SAID, +THERE HAVE BEEN

VIGOROUS OBJECTIONS FROM INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATIONS WHO DO NOT WISH THEIR MEMBERS TO BE TROUBLED BY ADDITIONAL CONSTRAINTS ON THEIR OPERATIONS.♦

DR REED SAID THAT THE REACTION OF THESE INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATIONS WAS QUITE UNDERSTANDABLE AND THEIR CONCERNS HAD BEEN TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

FROM HIS CONTACTS WITH INDIVIDUAL INDUSTRIALISTS OVER MANY YEARS, HE SAID THERE WAS A GENUINE ACCEPTANCE THAT ACTION TO CONTROL WATER POLLUTION WAS NEEDED FOR THE GOOD OF HONG KONG BUT THAT EVERY CARE SHOULD BE MADE NOT TO PLACE ADDITIONAL BURDENS ON INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS.

GIVEN THESE TWO COMPETING INTERESTS FOR THE USE OF THE WATERS AROUND HONG KONG, SOME SORT OF BALANCE HAS TO BE STRUCK,+ DR REED SAID.

IN MY VIEW,+ HE SAID, +WE CAN LIVE WITH THE MAJOR CONCESSIONS THAT EXISTING INDUSTRY CAN CONTINUE POLLUTING PROVIDING WE ACT SOON. IF THERE ARE DELAYS THEN MUCH MORE SEVERE CONTROLS COULD BE NEEDED TO RECOVER FROM A QUITE UNSATISFACTORY SITUATION.*

DR REED EXPECTED THAT, HAVING CONTAINED THE SITUATION BY APPLICATION OF THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS, THERE WOULD THEN BE A SLOW BUT STEADY IMPROVEMENT AS EXISTING INDUSTRIES INSTALLED MODER.. PLANT OR EXPANDED INTO NEW PREMISES.

IT HAS BEEN NECESSARY TO COMPROMISE. I PERSONALLY WOULD HAVE PREFERRED MORE THOROUGH-GOING CONTROLS BUT I AM PERSUADtD THAT TO APPLY RETROACTIVE CONTROLS TO EXISTING EMITTERS COULD HAVE CAUSED PROBLEMS FOR OUR INDUSTRY. THE PRESENT PROPOSALS ON THE OTHER HAND SHOULD HAVE LITTLE EFFECT ON EXISTING INDUSTRY.+

THE DRAFT WATER POLLUTION CONTROL REGULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE STUDIED BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL BEFORE THE END OF NEXT MONTH.

IF PASSED INTO LAW, THE REGULATIONS WOULD GIVE MUSCLE TO THE *ATER POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE ENACTED IN 1980.

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SHAM SHU I PO LAUNCHES FIGHT CRIME DRIVE

X * * H

THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) WITH A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES TO ENCOURAGE NEIGHBOURHOOD VIGILANCE.

NOMINATIONS FOR A MODEL CITIZEN AWARD SCHEME, A MAJOR EVENT OF THE CAMPAIGN, WILL START TOMORROW AND LAST UNTIL NOVEMBER 15.

THE SCHEME AIMS AT REWARDING PEOPLE LIVING OR WORKING IN SHAM SHU I PO WHO HAVE HELPED PREVENT CRIME, ASSISTED THE POLICE . OR MADE LONG-TERM CONTRIBUTIONS IN MAINTAINING PEACE IN THE COMMUNITY DURING THE PAST YEAR.

IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR EFFORTS, A COMMENDATION CERTIFICATE AND A CASH PRIZE OF $500 WILL BE AWARDED TO EACH OF ABOUT 30 CITIZENS.

ON OCTOBER 24 (THURSDAY), A FIGHT CRIME TRAINING COURSE WILL BE HELD FOR CARETAKERS, WATCHMEN AND SECURITY PERSONNEL EMPLOYED IN THE DISTRICT’S FACTORY BUILDINGS AND MULTI-STOREY RESIDENTIAL BUILD INGS.

IN DECEMBER, A YOUTH CAMP WILL BE ORGANISED TO INFORM YOUNGSTERS ABOUT THE WORK OF THE POLICE AND THE EXTENT OF CRIMINAL ELEMENTS IN SCHOOLS.

OTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE CAMPAIGN INCLUDE A BOOKMARK DESIGN COMPETITION, AN EXHIBITION AND VARIETY SHOW, AND CRIME PREVENTION SEM I NAR.

• THE CURRENT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN IS A CONCERTED EFFORT OF THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE LIONS CLUB OF HONG KONG ISLAND.

DETAILS OF THE CAMPAIGN’S ACTIVITIES CAN NOW BE OBTAINED AT THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES.

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UC REAFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS XXX

THE URBAN COUNCIL TODAY REAFFIRMED ITS FULLEST SUPPORT FOR THE GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, NOTING WITH REGRET THAT ITS MEMBERS HAVE INCREASINGLY COME UNDER ATTACK WHILE PERFORMING THEIR DUTIES IN THE STREETS OF URBAN HONG KONG.

THE COUNCIL ALSO EXPRESSED ITS FULLEST SYMPATHY TO THOSE GDT MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN INJURED RECENTLY IN GROWING INCIDENTS OF VIOLENCE.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN TSUEN WAN, WESTERN

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN TSUEN WAN FROM 19 AM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 18) TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

THESE ARE:

* ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC WILL BE INTRODUCED IN FU YUNG STREET BETWEEN SHA TSUI ROAD AND HEUNG WO STREET.

* ONE-WAY EASTBOUND TRAFFIC WILL BE INTRODUCED IN HEUNG WO STREET BETWEEN FU YUNG STREET AND HEUNG SHING STREET.

* NO RIGHT-TURN WILL BE ALLOWED FROM SHA TSUI ROAD EASTBOUND INTO FU YUNG STREET, AS WELL AS FROM HEUNG SHING STREET INTO HEUNG WO STREET.

ON THE SAME DAY, THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF ROAD IN YUEN LONG WILL BE DESIGNATED 24-HOUR RESTRICTED ZONES:

* THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE OF SAU FU STREET BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 70 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TUNG LOK STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 80 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE OF SAU FU STREET BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TUNG LOK STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 70 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONES, MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS.

MEANWHILE, NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN WESTERN DISTRICT FROM 10 AM ON THE SAME DAY UPON PARTIAL COMPLETION OF THE SLOPE STABILISATION wORK.

THESE ARE:

* THE EXISTING CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS ON THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF BELCHER’S STREET (BETWEEN SANDS STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH COLLINSON STREET) WILL BE LIFTED.

* SAI CHEUNG STREET WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY

SOUTHBOUND.

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SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS FOR SAI KUNG * * * *

THE DEVELOPMENT OF SAI KUNG TOOK A STEP FORWARD WITH THE SIGNING OF A CONTRACT FOR A $60-MILLI0N SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT FOR THE AREA.

WORK BEGAN TODAY (TUESDAY) AFTER THE CONTRACT FOR THE PLANT WAS SIGNED BETWEEN THE CONTRACTORS, GAMMON (HK) LIMITED, AND THE JUNK BAY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT. CONSULTING ENGINEERS FOR THE PROJECT ARE WILBUR SMITH AND ASSOCIATES.

THE PLANT, BEING BUILT ON RECLAIMED LAND, WILL TAKE 30 MONTHS TO COMPLETE. IT IS DESIGNED TO TREAT THE EFFLUENT FROM A PREDICTED POPULATION OF 42 000 BY 1996, AND FROM ABOUT THREE HECTARES OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT. IT WILL SERVE PAK KONG, SHA KOK MEI, TUI MIN HOI AND SAI KUNG TOWN.

INCLUDED IN THE PLANT WILL BE ELEVATED INLET WORKS, PRIMARY AND FINAL SEDIMENTATION TANKS, AERATION TANKS, SLUDGE DIGEST AND HOLDING TANKS, TWO PUMPING STATIONS, SUBMARINE OUTFALL AND ANCILLARY WORK.

TREATED EFFLUENT FROM THE PLANT WILL BE DISCHARGED INTO PORT SHELTER THROUGH A SUBMARINE OUTFALL.

TWO OTHER CONTRACTS ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY SEwER RETICULATION TO CARRY SEWAGE TO THE TREATMENT PLANT.

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QUARTERLY STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS OF RSD

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THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S REVENUE FOR THE QUARTER ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1935 WAS 327.94 MILLION WHILE EXPENDITURE FOR THE SAME PERIOD WAS AT 5116.93 MILLION.

THIS WAS DISCLOSED AT A MEETING OF THE WAYS AND MEANS SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL TODAY (TUESDAY).

IN PRESENTING THE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF THE YEAR, THE SENIOR TREASURY ACCOUNTANT, MRS MARIA YIP, SAID THAT, +EXPENDITURE UNDER THE DEPARTMENTAL EXPENSES SUBHEADS AND THE CAPITAL ACCOUNT SUBHEADS IS HEALTHY AND IT IS NOT ENVISAGED THAT THE FINAL RESULT FOR THE WHOLE FINANCIAL YEAR WILL EXCEED THE TOTAL APPROVED PROVISION UNDER THESE TWO CATEGORIES.*

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1935

RSD EXTENDS PRIVATISATION OF CLEANSING SERVICES SCHEME * * *

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) AWARDED A CONTRACT TO A COMPANY TO UNDERTAKE THE CLEANSING SERVICES IN SHEK wU HUI IN THE NORTH DISTRICT FOR A YEAR FROM NOVEMBER 1.

IT WAS THE SECOND SUCH CONTRACT AWARDED IN TWO YEARS UNDER A PILOT SCHEME TO TEST WHETHER PRIVATE FIRMS CAN PROVIDE A CLEANSING SERVICE OF EQUALLY GOOD OR BETTER STANDARD TO THAT UNDERTAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE FIRST ONE, WHICH WAS SIGNED LAST YEAR, WILL EXPIRE AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE), MR LI TIN-MING, SAID THE DEPARTMENT WAS GENERALLY SATISFIED WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE FIRST PRIVATE CONTRACTOR.

THIS PRIVATISATION OF CLEANSING SERVICES RESULTED IN A SAVING IN LABOUR COST OF ABOUT 40 PER CENT, HE ADDED.

THE LATEST CONTRACT, VALUED AT JUST OVER $690 000, WAS AWARDED TO WAI HONG CLEANSING AND PEST CONTROL SERVICE COMPANY.

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NO SALT WATER * * *

SALT WATER SUPPLY TO THE wHOLE OF SAN PO KONG AREA VilLL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 18) FOR MAINS WORK.

CELLO MASTERCLASS ORGANISED * fc *

THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH HAS ORGANISED A CELLO MASTERCLASS TO BE CONDUCTED BY MISS CELIA POND AT 5 PM ON OCTOBER 21 AT YAU MA TEI MUSIC CENTRE, 138 AUSTIN ROAD, SECOND FLOOR, GOLDEN GATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING, KOWLOON.

MISS POND BEGAN HER CELLO STUDIES AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC IN LONDON AND WAS AWARDED A WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP IN 1978. SHE IS PRINCIPAL CELLO OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND HAS PERFORMED NUMEROUS RECITALS THROUGHOUT EUROPE.

AT THE MASTERCLASS SHE WILL COACH FOUR CELLO STUDENTS TO PLAf THE INSTRUMENT AND INTERPRET THE PIECES.

THE MASTERCLASS IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. SEATS RESERVATION CAN BE MADE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS AT 3-7226240.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1985

CCNTg'iTS PAGE NO.

EQUAL PROTECTION OF LAW FOR EVERYONE, SIR EDWARD .............. 1

SIR DAVID VISITS TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX ...................... 3

IMPORTANT ROLE FOR NEW LEGCO MEMBERS .......................... 3

PRESS CONFERENCE ON 'WHITE PAPER ON NATIONALITY ............... 4

URBCO, REGCO TO HOLD REGULAR TALKS — CHEONG-LEEN .............. 4

•INTERPOL COOPERATION GROWING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH' ...... 5

SHIFT IN INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES STUDIED ........................ 7

JOB AGENCIES REMINDED TO SUBMIT RETURNS ....................... 8

CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT COUNTRYSIDE FIRE .......................... 9

SERVICES PROVIDED IN KWAI CHUNG, TSING YI DISTRICT ............ 9

BOARD MEMBERS LOOK OVER SPORTS GROUNDS ........................ 10

BUILDING MANAGEMENT SEMINAR FOR RESIDENTS ..................... 11

SCHOOLS ADVISED TO GET ADEQUATE ACCIDENT INSURANCE ............ 12

DISTANT RUN SERIES FOR ISLANDS STARTS SUNDAY .................. 12

ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR FESTIVE LIGHT DESIGN CONTEST ............... 13

FESTIVAL TRAFFIC PLAN FOR THE ISLAND........................... 14

DETAILS OF 'ARTS FOR ALL' PROGRAMME............................ 15

STAFF QUARTERS FOR TUEN MUN HOSPITAL .......................... 16

TENANCIES SOUGHT FOR TWO SITES

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1985

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EQUAL PROTECTION OF LAW FOR EVERYONE, SIR EDWARD

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EVERYBODY IN HONG KONG IS ENTITLED TO PROTECTION OF THE LAW AND IF THEY FEEL THEY ARE IN NEED OF PROTECTION THEY SHOULD GO AND DISCUSS IT WITH THE POLICE, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

REPLYING TO QUESTIONS ON THE SUBJECT OF PROTECTION RAISED AFTER THE RECENT ATTACK ON A MEMBER OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD, SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT THAT EVERYBODY IN HONG KONG WAS IN EXACTLY THE SAME POSITION.

HE WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER TOURING THE POLICE TRAINING SCHOOL IN WONG CHUK HANG.

+THE POLICE ARE THERE TO MAINTAIN LAW AND ORDER AND THEY ARE A VERY EFFICIENT POLICE FORCE, AND IF ANYBODY WANTED ANY EVIDENCE OF THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE ONLY TO WANDER AROUND THIS AFTERNOON,+ HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER IT WAS NECESSARY TO SET UP AN +INDEPENDENT COMMITTEE* TO PROBE THE INCIDENT, SIR EDWARD SAID THAT THE POSITION OF THE GOVERNMENT WAS THAT HONG KONG HAD VERY WELL ESTABLISHED LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND A WELL ESTABLISHED LEGAL SYSTEM.

+AS FAR AS WE ARE CONCERNED, THE POLICE ARE CONDUCTING A VERY THOROUGH INVESTIGATION INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THIS INCIDENT, AND DEPENDING ON THE RESULTS OF THAT INVESTIGATION THE LAW WILL TAKE ITS COURSE.

♦THAT TO ME IS THE POSITION NOW AND THAT IS THE POSITION WHICH I THINK IT SHOULD BE LEFT AT AT THE PRESENT TIME.*

THE GOVERNOR DECLINED TO COMMENT ON WHETHER THE INCIDENT WAS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED OR HOW LONG THE POLICE INVESTIGATION WOULD TAKE.

+1 THINK WE HAVE TO AWAIT THE OUTCOME OF THE INVESTIGATIONS WHICH ARE IN PROGRESS,* HE SAID.

IN REPLY TO QUESTIONS ON THE VISIT OF MR GEORGE BUSH, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SIR EDWARD SAID HE WOULD NOT RAISE ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS WITH HIM.

+WHEN MR BUSH COMES ON FRIDAY I SHALL TELL HIM WHAT THE SITUATION IS IN HONG KONG, I KNOW THAT HE IS VERY INTERESTED IN IT,* HE SAID.

+1 SAW HIM WHEN I WENT TO WASHINGTON LAST YEAR AND TALKED TO HIM ABOUT THE SITUATION THEN. AS YOU KNOW, HE WAS IN PEKING SOME YEARS AGO, THE SAME TIME AS I WAS.

+SO I WILL TELL HIM OF THE THINGS WHICH PEOPLE IN HONG KONG ARE CONCERNED ABOUT AND EXPLAIN TO HIM THE CIRCUMSTANCES CF HONG KONG.*

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ON WHETHER HE WOULD TALK SAID HE WOULD TELL MR BUSH IF

ABOUT THE JENKINS BILL, HE NEEDED TO KNOW.

SIR EDWARD

BUT I DOUBT VERY MUCH WHETHER HE DOES NEED TO KNOW, THAT THERE IS VERY CONSIDERABLE CONCERN HERE ABOUT THE JENKINS BILL. BUT I SUSPECT VERY STRONGLY THAT HE WILL ALREADY KNOW THAT WITHOUT MY TELLING HIM.+

ASKED WHETHER HE WOULD +PUSH+ THE JENKINS BILL QUESTION FURTHER, SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT THAT MR BUSH WAS PAYING A GOODWILL VISIT TO HONG KONG.

+AS I SAID I SHALL TALK TO HIM GENERALLY AND I SHALL NOT BE MAKING SPECIAL REPRESENTATIONS TO HIM.

+IN ANY CASE, I THINK HE WILL BE WELL AWARE OF THE FEELING IN HONG KONG ON THIS SUBJECT,+ HE SAID.

ASKED HOW THE POLICE COULD ENSURE INTERNAL SECURITY AFTER THE ARMY HAS WITHDRAWN FROM HONG KONG, SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT THAT THE REPORTER WAS +A LITTLE AHEAD OF THE FIELD.+

I THINK LAST NIGHT THE FIELD MARSHALL SAID THAT THE FUTURE OF SECURITY IN HONG KONG WOULD REQUIRE VERY CAREFUL CONSIDERATION AND THAT’S WHAT IT WILL RECEIVE,+ HE SAID.

+THERE IS NO NEWS I CAN GIVE YOU ON THAT SUBJECT AT THE PRESENT TIME.*

ASKED WHETHER THERE WOULD BE SOME +SLIGHT CHANGE OF BALANCE* BETWEEN THE GARRISON AND THE POLICE FORCE, THE GOVERNOR SAID HE THOUGHT THE FIELD MARSHALL WAS REFERRING TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT WHICH WAS MADE TWO OR THREE WEEKS AGO ABOUT THE WITHDRAWAL OF ONE BATTALION FROM HONG KONG.

+THERE WAS NOTHING NEW IN THAT STATEMENT,* HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD DECLINED A REQUEST TO GIVE SOME +EARLY DETAILS* CF THE BN(O) PASSPORTS.

+l THINK IT WILL BE BEST IF TOMORROW YOU SAW THE WHOLE PICTURE ALL AT ONCE. IF I WAS TO GIVE YOU A TWO-MINUTE RUN-DOWN, I AM SURE I WOULD LEAVE OUT SOMETHING ESSENTIAL,* HE SAID.

ASKED IF THE NEW PASSPORT WOULD BE A SURPRISE, SIR EDWARD SAID HE DID NOT THINK SO.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON WHETHER MR XU JIATUN HAD BEEN INVITED TO THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, SIR EDWARD SAID THE GOVERNMENT WOULD ANNOUNCE THE GUEST LIST IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE.

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SIR DAVID VISITS TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX ******

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, VISITED THE KOWLOON BAY TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL, DR FRANCIS Y.H. TIEN- THE ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MR H.R. KNIGHT, AND THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MR T.Y. CHUI.

THE COMPLEX PRESENTLY HOUSES FIVE TRAINING CENTRES WITH A CAPACITY TO PROVIDE BASIC OFF-THE-JOB TRAINING TO ABOUT 4 600 TRAINEES A YEAR, RANGING FROM OPERATIVE TO TECHNOLOGIST LEVELS.

A SIXTH CENTRE FOR PRECISION TOOLING TRAINING WILL BE IN OPERATION IN THE NEW YEAR.

SIR DAVID INSPECTED THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE, THE HOTEL INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE, THE MACHINE SHOP AND THE METAL WORKING INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE, THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE AND THE PRINTING INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE.

ALL COURSES PROVIDED BY THE CENTRES ARE GEARED TOWARDS THE hEEDS OF INDUSTRY, SIR DAVID WAS TOLD.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY ALSO LEARNED THAT TO ENABLE TRAINEES TO JOIN INDUSTRY WITH EASE ALL CENTRES ARE SET UP TO REFLECT REAL-LIFE INDUSTRIAL CONDITION. A PLACEMENT SERVICE IS ALSO PROVIDED BY CENTRE STAFF.

THE COMPLEX, WHICH COSTS $110 MILLION TO BUILD AND EQUIP, IS THE FIRST OF TWO COMPLEXES CONSTRUCTED BY THE COUNCIL. THE OTHER COMPLEX IN KWAI CHUNG HAS SEVEN TRAINING CENTRES.

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IMPORTANT ROLE FOR NEW LEGCO MEMBERS * * * *

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, SAID TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE NEWLY-ELECTED LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD CONSTITUENCIES HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY IN PROVIDING A DIRECT CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE PEOPLE AND THE GOVERNMENT.

HOSTING A DINNER RECEPTION FOR SEVEN NEWLY-ELECTED MEMBERS WHO REPRESENT THE URBAN DISTRICT BOARDS, MR WIGGHAM SAID THEY WILL NOW REPRESENT THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE AT A HIGHER LEVEL CF ADMINISTRATION.

IN ADDITION TO TAKING CARE OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS, THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL BE LOOKING AT PROBLEMS THAT AFFECT HONG KONG AS A WHOLE,+ HE SAID.

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+THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TASK WHICH, I AM SURE, YOU WILL CARRY OUT TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY,* HE SAID.

MR WIGGHAM NOTED THAT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 30 WOULD BE A MAJOR STEP TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT WITH, FOR THE FIRST TIME, MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF ITS MEMBERS BEING ELECTED.

+WE HAVE NOW ENTERED A NEW ERA IN THE POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT CF HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

® to"W!%rL‘ [ 2 Bon TY) ; kowlH? pu,"lam (sham shui p°)' and mr XEie chan 0WL00N mjwluun).

(SOUTH

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON WHITE PAPER ON NATIONALITY

* * * *

A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT 4 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM TO COINCIDE WITH THE PUBLICATION OF THE WHITE PAPER ON NATIONALITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM MEMORANDUM ASSOCIATED WITH THE SI NO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION ON HONG KONG’S FUTURE.

COPIES OF THE WHITE PAPER WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR READING IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM FROM 2.30 PM, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WILL BE ON HAND TO CLARIFY ANY POINTS. HOWEVER, CONTENTS CF THE WHITE PAPER CANNOT BE USED BEFORE 4 PM.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR DAVID JEAFFRESON ; PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (SECURITY), MRS REGINA IP; DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, MR ALAN CARTER? AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, l*R STEPHEN KUO.

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URBCO, REGCO TO HOLD REGULAR TALKS -- CHEONG-LEEN X X X * X

THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL HOLD COMPREHENSIVE AND FRANK DIALOGUES ON A REGULAR BASIS TO BUILD UP COOPERATION AND BETTER SERVE THE CIVIC NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE, URBAN COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, SAID THIS EVENING.

MR CHEONG-LEEN WAS SPEAKING AT A RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL FOR MEMBERS OF THE PRC AS PART OF THE TWO COUNCILS’ ONGOING EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN THEIR CONTACTS AND EXCHANGE VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE BETTER FACILITIES AND IMPROVE THE LIFE-STYLE OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

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HE SAID THAT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO COUNCILS HAD ALREADY GOT OFF TO A GOOD START, ADDING:

+THE COMMUNITY STANDS ONLY TO GAIN IF WE SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES AND COOPERATE CLOSELY TOGETHER. I AM SURE THAT THE DISTRICTS WE SERVE, THAT IS, THE NINE DISTRICTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, AND THE 10 IN THE URBAN AREAS, WILL SUPPORT US IN OUR AIMS AND EFFORTS.+

SHARING MR CHEONG-LEEN’S VIEWS, PRC CHAIRMAN MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG SAID HE HOPED THAT THE TWO COUNCILS WOULD HOLD MORE MEETINGS TO ENHANCE COOPERATION AND TO EXCHANGE VIEWS.

THE PRC PARTY WAS HEADED BY MR CHEUNG AND VICE-CHAIRMAN MR NATHAN MA.

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’INTERPOL COOPERATION GROWING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH’ # IU * *

MODERN TACTICS TO COMBAT INTERNATIONAL DRUG-TRAFFICKING AND TERRORISM WERE HIGH ON THE AGENDA WHEN THE WORLD’S TOP POLICE OFFICERS GATHERED IN WASHINGTON RECENTLY FOR THE 54TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF INTERPOL.

HONG KONG WAS REPRESENTED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR RAYMON ANN ING.

MR. ANN ING EXPRESSED OBVIOUS SATISFACTION WITH THE WAY THE INTERNATIONAL POLICE ORGANISATION IS GROWING IN STRENGTH, AND IN THE LEVEL OF CO-OPERATION BETWEEN ITS MEMBER NATIONS.

” THE ASSEMBLY WAS VERY WELL ORGANISED ON THIS OCCASION AND HEAVILY ATTENDED, ’’ HE SAID. ” APART FROM THE VALUE THAT IS DERIVED FROM THE FORMAL MEETINGS, IT DOES PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY TO NEET AND ESTABLISH PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR COUNTERPARTS IN

OTHER COUNTRIES.

’’THIS, I FOUND PARTICULARLY USEFUL. IN CONNECTION WITH COUNTRIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THOSE ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD WITH WHOM WE REGULARLY CONDUCT POLICE BUSINESS. SO. A GOOD PART OF THE TIME THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD DURING WHICH THE ASSEMBLY TAKES PLACE, «Ai> SPENT IN-CEMENTING THOSE RELATIONSHIPS AND, HOPEFULLY, EASING THE WAY FOR US FOR ANY ASSISTANCE WE MAY REQUIRE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES IN

THE FUTURE.”

HONG KONG GAINED GREAT BENEFIT FROM ITS MEMBERSHIP OF INTERPOL BECAUSE THE ORGANISATION PROMOTED THE WIDEST POSSIBLE MUTUAL ASSISTANCE BETWEEN THE VARIOUS CRIMINAL POLICE AUTHORITIES.

” IT HAS THE ADVANTAGE THAT IT OPERATES, THE LIMITS OF THE LAWS OF EACH MEMBER COUNTRY, PROVISIONS OF ITS OWN CONSTITUTION,” HE SAID.

IT FUNCTIONS, WITHIN AS WELL AS WITHIN THE

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IT WAS VERY INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THE INTERPOL CONSTITUTION, WHICH HAD STOOD THE TEST OF TIME, WAS WRITTEN BY POLICE OFFICERS AND NOT BY DIPLOMATS.

’’THROUGH THE EXTENSIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, AND BY OVERCOMING DIFFERENCES IN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, INTERPOL EXTENDS THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW RIGHT AROUND THE GLOBE. SO, THE INTERPOL hETWORK IS OF USE TO US BOTH IN THE LOCATION, AND SOMETIMES THE APPREHENSION, OF CRIMINALS WHO ARE WANTED FOR OFFENCES IN HONG KONG AND ENABLES US TO ASSIST OTHER COUNTRIES IN RESPECT OF KNOWN CRIMINALS, WHO ARE WANTED ELSEWHERE, WHO ARE USING HONG KONG.”

ON CHINA’S RECENT ADMISSION TO THE WORLD BODY, MR. ANNING SAID THE PRC WAS NOW A FULL MEMBER AND WAS, INDEED, TAKING A VERY ACTIVE ROLE.

NARCOTICS, WHICH ARE AN INCREASING PROBLEM AROUND THE WORLD, ARE STILL A CHALLENGE FOR THE ORGANISATION, AND THE NEED FOR INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN DRUG ENFORCEMENT WAS MORE URGENT THaN EVER BEFORE.

” IT IS NOW BEING SEEN THAT MANY OF THE MAJOR DRUG-PRODUCING COUNTRIES ARE SEEING HEAVY DRUG-USE BY THEIR OWN CITI ZENS. ALSO THAT THE MONEY MADE FROM TRAFFICKING IN DRUGS IS BEING USED TO FINANCE OTHER ILLEGAL, OR UNDESIRABLE ACTIVITIES.

’’THE DRUGS SUB-DIVISION OF THE POLICE DIVISION OF THE INTERPOL SECRETARUT HAS NOW COMPUTERISED ALL RELEVANT DRUGS SEIZURE .THUS« ,T CAN PROVIDE MEMBERS — INCLUDING HONG KONG --WITH A VALUABLE SOURCE OF WORLDWIDE DATA ON NARCOTICS.

"ANOTHER IMPORTANT CONCERN IF INTERPOL IS TERRORIST CRIME.

’’THERE ,s NOW A REALISATION THAT INTERPOL MUST BE IN THE EFF0RTS by MEMBER COUNTRIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL INTERNATIONAL CRIME COMMITTED BY TERRORISTS RECENT DFVFl OPMriuT^ HAVE CLEARED THE WAY FOR INTERPOL TO PLAN AN ACTlJJ ROlI ?n tJJ INTERNATIONAL EFFORT TO REDRESS THIS MENACE," HE ADDEd!

BEFORE HIS VISIT TO WASHINGTON, THE COMMISSIONER FLEW FIRST TO PARIS TO VISIT THE INTERPOL GENERAL SECRETARIAT AND TO HAVE TALKS WITH THE SECRETARY GENERAL. "I ALSO WANTED TO TALK WITH THE HEADS OF THE POLICE DIVISIONS AND SUB-DIVISIONS — AND, OF COURSE, TO SEE OUR OWN TWO OFFICERS WHO INDEED ARE IN GOOD HEART.

THE TWO HONG KONG POLICE OFFICERS CURRENTLY POSTED TO THE INTERPOL HEADQUARTERS IN PARIS ARE ACTING SUPERINTENDENT JOHN CHUNG HUI-PANG, AND CHIEF INSPECTOR DAVID PLATTS.

"I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THEM BOTH AND THEY ARE BOTH DOING EXTREMELY WELL, ALTHOUGH THEY MISS HONG KONG, OF COURSE," SAID MR. ANNING.

"AFTER THAT, I wENT TO LONDON, WHERE I HAD OTHER MEETINGS --NOT CONNECTED WITH INTERPOL BUSINESS — W I TH OTHER ORGANISATIONS, INCLUDING SCOTLAND YARD."

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ONE PARTICULARLY PLEASING FEATURE OF HIS ATTENDANCE AT THE INTERPOL GENERAL ASSEMBLY WAS THE ELECTION ON THE FIRST DAY, OF l*R. RAY KENDALL AS THE NEW SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION.

MR. KENDALL, IS A BRITISH POLICE OFFICER ON SECONDMENT FROM NEW SCOTLAND YARD, AND IS AN OLD COLLEAGUE OF MR. ANN ING.

’’THIS WAS THE VERY FIRST TIME THAT THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL, WHO IS THE HIGHEST PERMANENT OFFICIAL IN INTERPOL, HAS PASSED OUTSIDE FRANCE,” MR. ANN ING EXPLAINED.

SUMMING-UP HIS IMPRESSIONS OF THE INTERPOL GATHERING, MR. ANNIKG SAID : ” IT IS HEARTENING TO REALISE THAT, WHILE THE PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD DIFFER IN LANGUAGE AND CUSTOMS -- AND EVEN IN THEIR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS -- A GREAT MAJORITY OF THEM DO SHARE APPRECIATION THAT RIGHT AND WRONG REALLY MATTER, AND THAT CRIMINAL INDIVIDUALS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS, AND ALSO THAT SOCIETY HAS A RIGHT TO BE PROTECTED FROM THOSE WHO PREY ON THE INNOCENT.’’

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SHIFT IN INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES STUDIED ******

A SPECIAL REVIEW ARTICLE ENTITLED +SHIFT IN THE INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES OF ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE WHOLESALE, RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR* IS PUBLISHED IN THE JULY 1985 ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG DIGEST OF STATISTICS.

FOR MANY YEARS, THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN CONDUCTING A SURVEY CF ESTABLISHMENTS IN VARIOUS SECTORS-INDUSTRIES TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED AND EXISTING VACANCIES.

AS FROM 1980, SUCH INFORMATION HAS BEEN COLLECTED THROUGH AN INTEGRATED SURVEY ENTITLED THE +SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL*. THIS SURVEY IS CONDUCTED QUARTERLY TO PROVIDE STATISTICS FOR MONITORING SHORT-TERM CHANGES OF THE ECONOMY.

FURTHERMORE, THIS SURVEY PROVIDES DETAILED BREAKDOWNS OF EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS ANNUALLY. THESE ARE USEFUL FOR STUDYING THE STRUCTURE OF THE ECONOMY AND ITS CHANGES OVER TIME.

LIKE OTHER STATISTICAL SERIES, MOVEMENT OF THE EMPLOYMENT SERIES IN INDIVIDUAL SECTORS-INDUSTRIES IS AFFECTED BYs

(I) CHANGES IN EMPLOYMENT CONTRIBUTED BY ON-GOING

ESTABLISHMENTS,

(II) THE NET EFFECT CONTRIBUTED BY NEWLY-OPENED ESTABLISHMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS CLOSING DOwN DURING EACH QUARTER, AND

(III) THE SHIFT IN INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES OF ON-GOING

ESTABLISHMENTS.

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AS THE QUARTERLY SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL DOES NOT COLLECT INFORMATION ON THE INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES CF ESTABLISHMENTS, ITS RESULTS DO NOT REFLECT CHANGES IN EMPLOYMENT DUE TO THE SHIFT IN INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES OF ON-GOING ESTABLISHMENTS. ONE OF THE RECENT AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT CF THE SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL IS THE REGULAR AND COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE SHIFT IN INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES OF ON-GOING ESTABLISHMENTS. THIS IS ACHIEVED THROUGH AN INDUSTRY UPDATING SURVEY CONDUCTED ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS FOR EACH ECONOMIC SECTOR, DURING WHICH INFORMATION ON THE UP-TO-DATE INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES OF EACH AND EVERY ESTABLISHMENT IN THAT SECTOR IS COLLECTED.

AN INDUSTRY UPDATING SURVEY FOR THE WHOLESALE, RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR WAS CONDUCTED CONCURRENTLY WITH THE JUNE 1983 ROUND OF THE SURVEY CF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL AND ITS FINDINGS HAVE BEEN USED TO COMPILE THE STATISTICS AS FROM JUNE 1984. SINCE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SUCH AN EXERCISE WAS CONDUCTED IN THIS SECTOR, IT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE ARTICLE TO DEPICT THE SHIFT IN INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES OF DISTRIBUTIVE TRADES ESTABLISHMENTS DURING PAST YEARS, SO AS TO INDICATE HOW THESE ESTABLISHMENTS ADAPT TO CHANGING MARKET CONDITIONS.

FURTHER DETAILS ON THE FINDINGS OF THIS INDUSTRY UPDATING SURVEY FOR THE WHOLESALE, RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR ARE CONTAINED IN THE REVIEW ARTICLE.

THE JULY 1985 ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS IS NOW ON SALE AT $25 PER COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE.

IT IS ALSO ON SALE AT THE PUBLICATION SALES COUNTER CF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

JOB AGENCIES REMINDED TO SUBMIT RETURNS * * *

OPERATORS OF EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A QUARTERLY RETURN SUMMARISING THE ACTIVITIES OF THE AGENCY.

THIS WAS POINTED OUT BY A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (WEDNESDAY), FOLLOWING A RECENT COURT CASE.IN WHICH THE LICENSEE OF AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY WAS CONVICTED AND FINED $1 OOO FOR FAILING TO SUBMIT THE RETURNS WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE AND THE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY REGULATIONS, FAILURE TO SUBMIT THc. QUARTERLY RETURNS AS REQUIRED WAS AN OFFENCE AND THE MAXIUM FINE WAS $10 000.

ENQUIRIES ON MATTERS RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF EMPLOYMENT AGENCY MAY BE MADE TO THE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT ON TELEPHONE 5-8523535.

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CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT COUNTRYSIDE FIRE *****

THE ANNUAL COUNTRYSIDE FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED THIS SATURDAY (OCTOBER 19) AUD WILL INCLUDE A SEMINAR FOR HIKER LEADERS AND A FIRE-FIGHTING DEMONSTRATION BY FIRE FIGHTING SQUADS OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT AT THE TAI LAM COUNTRY PARK. HELICOPTERS WILL ALSO BE CALLED IN TO DEMONSTRATE AIRLIFTING OF FIRECREWS.

A SET OF EDUCATIONAL PANELS ADVISING COUNTRYSIDE VISITORS ON HOW TO PREVENT THE OUTBREAK OF VEGETATION FIRE WILL ALSO BE ON DISPLAY.

+NATURAL VEGETATION IS AT A HIGH FIRE RISK AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR AS THE WEATHER IS DRY,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FIRE PREVENTION PUBLICITY WORKING GROUP SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

+WITH THE LOW HUMIDITY, A SPARK SET OFF BY A CARELESS VISITOR COULD LEAD TO A DISASTROUS VEGETATION FIRE.

+A TIMELY APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC WOULD THEREFORE SAVE THOUSANDS CF TREES,+ HE SAID.

DURING THE 1984-85 DRY SEASON, 589 VEGETATION FIRES WERE REPORTED DESTROYING 77 226 TREES OVER AN AREA OF 915 HECTARES. THIS COMPARED WITH 1 323 FIRES IN 1983-84 WHICH DESTROYED 185 776 TREES OVER 5 819 HECTARES.

THE SIGNIFICANT DROP IN VEGETATION FIRES LAST YEAR, HE ADDED, WAS DUE TO THE PROLONGED WET WEATHER AND THE CO-OPERATION OF COUNTRYSIDE VISITORS.

HE APPEALED TO THE PUBLIC FOR CONTINUED CO-OPERATION AND AWARENESS OF FIRE PREVENTION AND NATURE CONSERVATION.

+GREAT CARE MUST BE TAKEN IN LIGHTING A FIRE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE AS MOST ARE CAUSED BY CARELESSNESS,+ HE SAID.

VISITORS SHOULD TAKE CARE IN THE HANDLING AND DISPOSING OF CIGARETTES, MATCHES, CANDLES AND JOSS STICKS.

+NEVER LIGHT A FIRE NEAR GRASS, SHRUBS OR TREES, NOR LEAVE AFIRE TO BURN UNATTENDED. ALSO, ALWAYS EXTINGUISH ALL FIRES BEFORE YOU LEAVE THEM,+ HE ADDED.

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CF

CF

Yl DISTRICT, WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER PREMISES. GENERATES THE LARGEST AMOUN i

DISTRICTS IN THE NON-URBAN AREA.

THE KWAI CHUNG-TSING RESIDENTS AND LICENSED REFUSE AMONG THE NINE

THIS WAS DISCLOSED AT THE FIRST MEETING OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

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REPORTING ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN THE DISTRICT, THE ACTING D STR HYGIENE SUPERINTENDENT (KWAI CHUNG), MR LAM TAT-SANG, SAID AN AVERAGE OF 250 TONNES OF REFUSE AND JUNK - REPRESENTING 25 PER CENT OF THE DAILY AMOUNT IN THE ENTIRE NON-URBAN AREA -WERE COLLECTED FROM THE DISTRICT.

THE WORK IS CARRIED OUT BY A FLEET OF 22 SPECIALISED REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLES AND MOST OF THE 628 DISTRICT ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE STAFF.

MR LAM ADDED THAT THE DISTRICT’S 1 322 LICENSED PREMISES REPRESENTED 27.8 PER CENT OF ALL PREMISES LICENSED BY THE -RSD. THEY INCLUDED RESTAURANTS, FACTORY CANTEENS, VARIOUS TYPES OF FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS AND PUBLIC PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT.

THE LEISURE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE RSD IN THE DISTRICT INCLUDE THE MANAGEMENT OF TWO SWIMMING POOL COMPLEXES, TWO SPORTS GROUNDS AND VARIOUS SPORTS AND RECREATION FACILITIES PROVIDING 15 BASKETBALL COURTS, NINE VOLLEYBALL COURTS, 11 MINI-SOCCER PITCHES, NINE SQUASH COURTS, 16 BADMINTON COURTS AND NUMEROUS OTHER FACILITIES.

THE DISTRICT LEISURE MANAGER (KWAI CHUNG), MRS MAO YEUNG LO-LAN, SAID BETWEEN APRIL AND AUGUST THIS YEAR, A TOTAL OF 219 RECREATION AND SPORTS PROJECTS WERE ORGANISED BY THE LEISURE SERVICES SECTION OF KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT OR WITH LOCAL SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD.

+A TOTAL OF 11 641 PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THESE PROJECTS,+ SHE ADDED.

THE CULTURAL SERVICES OFFICER, MR LO YIU-CHUNG, TOLD THE COMMITTEE THAT KWAI CHUNG’S TWO FULL-SCALE DISTRICT LIBRARIES CARRY A TOTAL STOCK OF 176 942 BOOKS AND 7 245 ITEMS OF AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS.

FROM JUNE TO AUGUST 1985, A TOTAL OF 277 829 LIBRARY ITEMS WERE ISSUED FOR HOME USE.

+DURING THE SAME PERIOD, AN AVERAGE OF 14 239 PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN THESE LIBRARY ACTIVITIES EACH MONTH,+ HE ADDED.

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MEMBERS OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD AND ITS RECREATION AND SPORTS COMMITTEE WENT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO LOOK OVER SOME OF THE PARKS AND SPORTS GROUNDS AREA.

THEY WENT FIRST TO SHEUNG TSUEN PARK, THE BEST-EQUIPPED PARK IN YUEN LONG, HAVING A FOOTBALL PITCH WITH LIGHTS, A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND, AND A HUGE GARDEN WITH VARIOUS PLANTS AND PONDS.

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THEY WENT NEXT TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITES OF THE YUEN LONG INDOOR GAMES HALL AND THE TOWN SQUARE, LOCATED IN THE TOWN.

THE INDOOR GAMES HALL WILL BE READY IN JANUARY 1987, AND WILL HAVE A MULTI-GAMES ROOM, AN ACTIVITIES ROOM, A GYMNASIUM AND CHANGING FACILITIES.

THE 4 5OO-SQUARE-METRE TOWN SQUARE WILL CONSIST OF A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND AND OPEN SPACE. IT WILL BE READY IN 1987-88.

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THE GROUP ALSO VISITED THE SAI CHING STREET TENNIS COURTS. THE PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL, THE YUEN LONG STADIUM AND THE MA TIN

ROAD FIVE-A—SIDE SOCCER GROUND.

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BUILDING MANAGEMENT SEMINAR FOR RESIDENTS * * *

A SEMINAR ON BUILDING MANAGEMENT AND DISTRICT AFFAIRS FOR RESIDENTS OF SHEUNG WAN AND SAI YING PUN AREAS, MEMBERS OF OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS, RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (THURSDAY) EVENING.

THE SEMINAR, AIMED AT INCREASING BUILDING MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE AND STRENGTHENING TIES BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL RESIDENTS, IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE SAI YING PUN AND THE SHEUNG WAN AREA COMMITTEES.

GUEST SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR INCLUDE THE DISTRICT OFFICER, LAM KAM-KWONG; THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SAI YING PUN AREA COMMITTEE, NR LIU LIT-FOR » AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHEUNG WAN AREA COMMITTEE, NR WU CHOR-NAM.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, THE POLICE, THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO BE ATTENDING THE SEMINAR.

ABOUT 200 REPRESENTATIVES OF OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS AND RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE MEETING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR TO BE HELD TOMORROW (THURSDAY) EVENING AT 6.30 PM AT THE PALM SPRING RESTAURANT, THInJ FLOOR, 33 QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL.

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SCHOOLS ADVISED TO GET ADEQUATE ACCIDENT INSURANCE *******

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ADVISED SCHOOLS OTHER THAN GOVERNMENT ONES TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER OBTAINING ADEQUATE INSURANCE TO COVER AGAINST ACCIDENTS TO THEIR PUPILS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL AND OTHER LIABILITIES.

+TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS IN LESS ONS SUCH AS PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SCIENCE, PRACTICAL AND TECHNICAL SUBJECTS AND IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES INCLUDING SCOUTS, GUIDES AND COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB ACTIVITIES, ORGANISED VISITS AND OUTINGS, MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF SCHOOLS ARE ADVISED TO TAKE OUT INSURANCE COVERING ACCIDENTAL INJURY THAT MAY BE SUSTAINED DURING SUCH LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES BY PUPILS OF THE SCHOOL,* A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES ARE ALSO URGED, IN THEIR OWN INTERSET, TO HAVE SCHOOL PREMISES TOGETHER WITH FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT INSURED AGAINST LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE, PARTICULARLY THE PREMISES CF SECONDARY SCHOOLS BECAUSE OF THE PRESENCE OF WORKSHOPS AND LABORATOR IES.

+MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES ARE ALSO REMINDED THAT AS EMPLOYERS THEY HAVE A STATUTORY DUTY TO TAKE OUT POLICIES ON BEHALF OF THEIR STAFF, WHO ARE COVERED BY THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE WHICH IS APPLICABLE NOT ONLY TO MANUAL WORKERS BUT ALSO TO OTHER EMPLOYEES INCLUDING TEACHERS, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE LEVEL OF THEIR EARNINGS,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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DISTANT RUN SERIES FOR ISLANDS STARTS SUNDAY *****

THE ISLANDS DISTRICT WILL LAUNCH THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF DISTANT RUNS ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 20) IN MUI WO, LANTAU, TO BE FOLLOWED BY RACES IN LAMMA, PENG CHAU AND CHEUNG CHAU IN THE COMING MONTHS.

THE FOUR-ISLAND EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD, THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE ISLANDS SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE ISLANDS POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS CFF ICE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR KWONG KWOK-KAM, SAID THE SERIES OF RACES, HELD FOR THE FIRST TIME ON SUCH A LARGE SCALE, WAS AIMED AT AROUSING PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE SPORTS AS WELL AS PROMOTING THE NATURAL ATTRACTIONS OF THE ISLANDS DISTR ICT.

MR KWONG SAID THE EVENT HAD BEEN PLANNED IN SUCH A WAY THAT SPORTS LOVERS, VETERANS AND NOVICES ALIKE, WOULD ENJOY A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A CHALLENGING RACE IN AN EXOTIC ATMOSPHERE.

+WE ALSO HOPE THAT THE EVENT WILL BOOST PUBLICITY ON THE NATURAL RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN THE ISLANDS DISTRICT.

+ IF SUCCESSFUL

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+ IF SUCCESSFUL, WE WOULD MAKE IT AN ANNUAL EVENT OR MODIFY IT INTO A MARATHON OR CROSS-COUNTRY TYPE RACE,+ SAID MR KWONG.

THE DISTANT RUN SERIES, OPEN TO ISLANDERS AND URBAN RESIDENTS AGED OVER 12, HAS SO FAR ATTRACTED MORE THAN 300 APPLICATIONS.

THERE WILL BE TITLES FOR VARIOUS DIVISIONS INCLUDING MEN, WOMEN, TEAMS AND AN OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE WHOLE SERIES.

PARTICIPANTS CAN EITHER TAKE PART IN THE RACE FOR INDIVIDUAL ISLAND OR COMPETE FOR THE OVERALL TITLE IN THE FOUR-RACE SERIES.

SOUVENIRS WILL ALSO BE AWARDED TO RUNNERS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE ROUTES OF FOUR RACES, RANGING FROM THREE TO SIX KILOMETRES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE STARTING CEREMONY OF THE MUI WO DISTANT RUN TO BE OFFICIATED BY THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, NR WILLIAM YAP, AT 10.30 AM OUTSIDE THE MUI *0 POLICE STATION THIS SUNDAY (OCTOBER 20). THERE WILL BE A PRIZE-PRESENTATION CEREMONY AT THE FINISHING POINT, THE YWCA CAMP AT SHEUNG SHEK WAN PUI 0 AROUND NOON.

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ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR FESTIVE LIGHT DESIGN CONTEST

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APPLICATIONS ARE BEING INVITED FOR ENTRIES TO THE SHA TIN FESTIVE LIGHTINGS DESIGN COMPETITION.

THE THIRD 'SHA TIN FESTIVE LIGHTINGS DESIGN CONTEST’ IS PART CF THE DISTRICT’S SPECTACULAR FESTIVE DECORATIONS PROGRAMME FOR CHRISTMAS AND LUNAR NEW YEAR.

A PHOTO CONTEST AND SWITCH-ON CEREMONIES WILL ALSO BE ARRANGED LATER.

THE $440 000 FESTIVE LIGHTING PROJECT, SPONSORED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD, IS COORDINATED BY A PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRED BY BOARD MEMBER, MR LAM HUNG-CHIU.

+ THE PLANNING COMMITTEE WILL UNDERTAKE THE DECORATION OF THE TWO 200-METRE BRIDGES - SAN MARTENS AND BANYAN, ACROSS THE SHING MUN RIVER, AND THE NEWLY-COMPLETED RIVER PROMENADES, AS WELL AS PARTS CF LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD LEADING TO SHA TIN,+ MR LAM SAID.

PARTICIPANTS MAY SUBMIT LAYOUT PLANS FOR THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTING AND THE LUNAR NE* YEAR DECORATIVE LIGHTS IN A-4 SIZE PAPERS (21 CM BY 29.5 CM), AND SEND THEM TO THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE ON 6TH FLOOR OF THE KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION, ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 31.

INFORMATION PAMPHLETS ON THE LIGHTING DESIGN COMPETITION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 0-6065456, 0-6048078 AND 0-6065489.

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FESTIVAL TRAFFIC PLAN FOR THE ISLAND

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON HONG KONG ISLAND FOR THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL.

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS, ROAD CLOSURES AND REROUTINGS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CHAI WAN BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM DAILY ON OCTOBER 20, 22, 26 AND 27.

THESE ARE:

* CAPE COLLINSON ROAD EAST OF LIN SHING ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

* THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE AND CREMATORIUM FROM CAPE COLLINSON ROAD, ALONG WITH THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO CHAI WAN CHINESE PERMANENT CEMETERY WILL BE CLOSED.

X CAPE COLLINSON ROAD BETWEEN LIN SHING ROAD AND SHEK 0 ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

* LIN SHING ROAD BETWEEN WAN TSUI ROAD AND CAPE COLLINSON ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

* WAN TSUI ROAD WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY CLOCKWISE.

* WAH HA STREET WILL BECOME ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

DURING THE SAME PERIOD, CAPE COLLINSON ROAD MAY BE CLOSED WITHOUT NOTICE, DEPENDING ON TRAFFIC.

NO PARKING WILL BE PERMITTED ALONG CAPE COLLINSON ROAD, LIN SHING ROAD, WAH HA STREET AND THE SECTION OF SHEK 0 ROAD BETWEEN CAPE COLLINSON TRAINING CENTRE AND TAI TAM ROAD.

OTHER TRAFFIC MEASURES WILL BE IN FORCE IN POK FU LAM, ABERDEEN AND THE PEAK AREA BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM DAILY ON OCTOBER 20, 22 AND 27.

IN POK FU LAM, CONSORT RISE WILL BECOME ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

IN ABERDEEN, PEEL RISE FROM ABERDEEN RESERVOIR ROAD TO THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF ABERDEEN CHINESE CEMETERY, TOGETHER WITH THE SLIP ROAD FROM SHEK PAI WAN ROAD TO ABERDEEN CHINESE CEMETERY, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN THE PEAK AREA INCLUDE:

* MT. AUSTIN ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, EXCEPT FOR LOCAL ACCESS.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1985

H PEAK ROAD OUTSIDE THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARK AND THE ACCESS ROAD WITHIN THE CAR PARK WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY CLOCKWISE.

* ALL PARKING SPACES AT PEAK GARDEN WILL BE SUSPENDED.

* ALL PARKING SPACES OUTSIDE THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS WILL BE SUSPENDED.

BUS SERVICES WILL BE STRENGTHENED FOR THE FESTIVAL. ON OCTOBER 22, CMB WILL OPERATE ADDITIONAL SERVICES:

K ROUTE 57 FROM CENTRAL TO THE CHINESE CHRISTIAN CEMETERY BETWEEN 7 AM AND 5.52 PM AT A FREQUENCY OF EVERY SEVEN TO EIGHT MINUTES.

* ROUTE 15B BETwEEN CAUSEWAY BAY TO THE PEAK BETWEEN 8 AM AND 7.40 PM AT A FREQUENCY OF EVERY 20 MINUTES.

* ROUTE 15M BETWEEN ADMIRALTY MTR STATION (EAST) TO THE PEAK BETWEEN 8 AM AND 7.12 PM AT A FREQUENCY OF ABOUT EVERY 18 MINUTES.

* ROUTE 89 FROM SHAU KEI WAN BUS TERMINUS TO CHAI WAN CEMETERY BETWEEN 7 AM AND 6 PM AT A FREQUENCY OF EVERY FIVE MINUTES.

BUSES ON CMB ROUTES 80, 81, 81M, 82, 83, 84, 780 AND CROSS HARBOUR ROUTE 106, ALONG WITH GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES 16M AND 18M WILL BE DIVERTED BETWEEN 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY ON OCTOBER 20, 22, 26 AND 27 TO AVOID THE CLOSED ROADS AND CONGESTED AREAS.

CONGESTION IS EXPECTED ON APPROACH AND THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED TO USE PUBLIC

ROADS TO CEMETERIES TRANSPORT.

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DETAILS OF ’ARTS FOR ALL’ PROGRAMME * * * *

A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT 3 PM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 11) IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE’S CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF 880-886, KING'S ROAD TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE -EASTERN DISTRICT ARTS FOR ALL+ PROGRAMME.

ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL AND THE URBAN COUNCIL, AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE THREE-wEEK LONG PROGRAMME, WILL BE HELD FROM NOVEMBER 17 TO DECEMBER 7.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 19»5

PRESENT AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF

THE EASTERN DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL, MADAM CHRISTINA TING-;

CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, MR SHUM CHOI-SANG; DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG, AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE URBAN COUNCIL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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STAFF QUARTERS FOR TUEN MUN HOSPITAL

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QUARTERS FOR SENIOR MEDICAL STAFF WILL BE BUILT ON A 1.7-HECTARE SITE TO THE SOUTH OF TUEN MUN HOSPITAL NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A S54-MILLI0N CONTRACT FOR THE PROJECT.

THE WORK INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF TwO 21-STOREY BLOCKS AND ONE 26-STOREY BLOCK, COMPRISING A TOTAL OF 136 UNITS, AND T*O TENNIS COURTS AND ONE BASKETBALL COURT.

CAR PARKING FACILITIES WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE CONTRACT, WORK ON WHICH WILL START IN EARLY DECEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN 24 MONTHS.

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TENANCIES SOUGHT FOR TWO SITES

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THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCIES OF TWO SITES AT CHOI WAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

THE SITES, MEASURING 7 860 SQUARE METRES AND 6 530 SQUARE METRES, ARE FOR STORAGE OR FILM PRODUCTION USE.

THE TENANCY FOR THE SITES IS TWO YEARS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY THEREAFTER.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON NOVEMBER 1.

TENDER FORMS, NOTICES AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED

FROM AND PLANS INSPECTED AT, THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, SURVEY DIVISION, MURRAY BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG= AND THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON EAST, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1985

CONTENTS RAGE NO.

FUTURE NATIONALITY DETAILS RELEASED ......................... 1

SINO-BRITISH LAND COMMISSION ................................ 5

LEGCO WEFT TNG RESCHEDULED .................................. 6

HONG KONG STUDENTS CENTRE TO CLOSE........................... 8

HONG KONG GROUP ON CHINa VISIT .............................. 8

SECOND QUARTER RESTAURANT SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED ........... 9

SULKE DISSATISFIED WITH LOSS HYGIENE SECTION ................ 12

DIFFERENT TEST RESULTS ON MILK QUERIED ...................... 13

RESTAURANT-OPERATOR GETS BENEFIT OF DOUBT ................... 14

FOOD HYGIENE COMMITTEE WANTS +RED TAPBf SLASHED ............. 15

COUNCILLORS' FREE LEGAL ADVICE HELPS RESTAURATEUR ........... 16

+ QUITE WRONG* FOR RATEPAYERS TO FOOT 38 MILLION BILL........ 17

BOARD TO DISCUSS HOUSING GREEN PAPER......................... 18

ADVICE ON ACCIDENT, ROBBERY INSURANCE FOR FLAG DAYS.......... 18

TAVA FUNDS PAID TO FIVE ACCIDENT VICTIMS..................... 19

SHARE DISCLOSURE............................................. 19

STATUTORY HOLIDAY REMINDER .................................. 20

REGISTRATION REVOKED ........................................ 20

NEW POLICE-MOTOR CYCLES ON THE ROAD ......................... 21

CIVIC EDUCATION FOR KOWLOON CITY RESIDENTS .................. 22

WORKERS INVITED TO EiTER SONG CONTEST ....................... 23

YUEN LONG SPORTS FESTIVAL STARTS SATURDAY ................... 24

ESSAY WAY TO CIVIC INTEREST ................................. 24

YOUTH DEBATE COMPETITION .................................... 25

SHAU KEI WAN, TA1K00 SHING TRAFFIC CHANGES .................. 25

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN KOWLOON FOR FESTIVAL ..................... 26

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1^5

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FUTURE NATIONALITY DETAILS RELEASED

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DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED FUTURE NATIONALITY STATUS OF HONG KOKG BRITISH DEPENDENT TERRITORIES CITIZENS (BDTC’S) AS OUTLINED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM MEMORANDUM ASSOCIATED WITH THE SI NO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION WERE RELEASED SIMULTANEOUSLY IN HONG KONG AND LONDON TODAY.

THE PROPOSALS ARE CONTAINED IN A UK GOVERNMENT DRAFT ORDER IN COUNCIL ANNEXED TO AN EXPLANATORY WHITE PAPER. COPIES OF THE wHITE PAPER, IN ENGLISH OR CHINESE, ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE FROM ALL DISTRICT OFFICES, IMMIGRATION OFFICES, AND THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THERE WOULD BE AMPLE TIME FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS OR SUGGEST AMENDMENTS, AND LEGCO UNOFFICIALS COULD ALSO REQUEST A DEBATE. COMMENTS SHOJlJ BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY AT CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG.

WHITE PAPER

THE WHITE PAPER EXPLAINS THE BACKGROUND TO THE NATIONALITY PROVISIONS AND PROVIDES A COMMENTARY ON THE VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE DRAFT ORDER IN COUNCIL. THE TEXT OF THE DRAFT ORDER ITSELF WHICH WILL BE DEBATED IN PARLIAMENT IS AT ANNEX 1 TO THE WHITE PAPER. ANNEX 2 LISTS THE WAYS IN WHICH PEOPLE MAY BE CONNECTED WITH HONG KONG AND SO COME WITHIN THE TERMS OF THE ORDER.

THE WHITE PAPER IS IN FULFILMENT OF A UK GOVERNMENT UNDERTAKING GIVEN WHEN THE HONG KONG ACT WAS GOING THROUGH PARLIAMENT. THE GOVERNMENT AGREED TO PUBLISH THE DETAILED NATIONALITY ARRANGEMENTS, WHICH ARE A CONSEQUENCE OF THE TERMS OF THE UK MEMORANDUM ASSOCIATED WITH THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION, AND TO ARRANGE FOR THE PROPOSALS IN THE DRAFT ORDER TO BE DEBATED IN PARLIAMENT BEFORE THE DRAFT ORDER WAS FORMALLY LAID.

THE UK GOVERNMENT WILL THUS BE ABLE TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF ANY POINTS MADE ON THE WHITE PAPER BEFORE FORMALLY LAYING THE ORDER BEFORE PARLIAMENT FOR APPROVAL NEXT YEAR. ANY AMENDMENTS WILL, CF COURSE, NEED TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE JOINT DECLARATION AND THE UK MEMORANDUM, AND WITH THE HONG KONG ACT 1985, WHICH WAS PASStD BY PARLIAMENT IN APRIL THIS YEAR.

SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION

THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION, SIGNED BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE UK AND CHINA ON DECEMBER 19, 1984, MADE PROVISION FOR THE RESTORATION OF HONG KONG TO THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON JULY 1, 1997.

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THE JOINT DECLARATION wAS ACCOMPANIED BY AN EXCHANGE OF MEMORANDA BETWEEN THE UK AND CHINESE GOVERNMENTS CONCERNING THE STATUS AFTER JUNE 30, 1997 OF BDTC’S BY VIRTUE OF A CONNECTION WITH HONG KONG AND RELATED ISSUES.

THE SCHEDULE TO THE HONG KONG ACT 1985 PROVIDES FOR THE MAKING OF AN ORDER IN COUNCIL TO IMPLEMENT THE NATIONALITY PROVISIONS IN THE UK MEMORANDUM ASSOCIATED WITH THE JOINT DECLARATION, SUBJECT TO PARLIAMENT’S POSITIVE APPROVAL UNDER THE AFFIRMATIVE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE. THE SCHEDULE TO THE HONG KONG ACT 1985 SETS UP THE FRAMEWORK WITHIN WHICH THE ORDER WILL FIT. THE TEXT OF THE HONG KONG ACT 1985 WILL BE GAZETTED TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE.

NATIONALITY PROVISIONS

THE ESSENCE OF THE NATIONALITY PROVISIONS OF THE DRAFT ORDER IS THAT BDTC’S BY VIRTUE OF A CONNECTION WITH HONG KONG, WILL NO LONGER HAVE THAT STATUS FROM JULY 1, 1997, SINCE HONG KONG WILL NO LONGER BE A DEPENDENT TERRITORY AS FROM THAT DATE. BUT THEY wILL BE ENTITLED TO ACQUIRE A NEW NATIONALITY STATUS, THAT OF BRITISH NATIONAL (OVERSEAS) (BN(O)), TOGETHER WITH BRITISH PASSPORTS RECORDING THAT STATUS, AND TO RETAIN IT FOR LIFE.

EXCEPT FOR CHILDREN BORN IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1997 WHO MAY APPLY FOR BN(O) PASSPORTS UP TO DECEMBER 31, 1997, BN(O) STATUS MAY NOT BE ACQUIRED AFTER JUNE 30, 1997, NOR TRANSMITTED TO ANY FUTURE GENERATIONS. AND, LIKE BDTC STATUS, IT WILL NOT CARRY WITH IT THE RIGHT OF ABODE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

THE ARRANGEMENTS WILL APPLY ONLY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE BDTC’S BECAUSE OF THEIR CONNECTION WITH HONG KONG. ALL BUT ABOUT A FEW THOUSANDS OF THE ROUGHLY THREE AND A QUARTER MILLION BDTC’S IN HONG KONG ARE BDTC’S BY BIRTH, NATURALISATION OR REGISTRATION THERE. BUT THERE ARE A LARGE NUMBER OF POSSIBLE WAYS IN WHICH THE REMAINDER MAY HAVE ACQUIRED THEIR CITIZENSHIP STATUS THROUGH A CONNECTION WITH HONG KONG. TO HELP THOSE WHO MIGHT BE AFFECTED ANNEX 2 OF THE WHITE PAPER LISTS THE POSSIBILITIES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO FORM PART OF THE DRAFT ORDER.

STATELESSNESS

THE DRAFT ORDER ALSO MAKES PROVISIONS TO GUARD AGA INSTM STATELESSNESS. IT PROVIDES THAT THOSE BDTC’S WHO CEASE TO BE BDTC’S ON JULY 1, 1997 WOULD AUTOMATICALLY BECOME BRITISH OVERSEAS CITIZENS (BOC’S) IF THEY WOULD OTHERWISE BE STATELESS.

IT ALSO PROVIDES THAT THE CHILDREN BORN ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 1<?97 OF FORMER BDTC’S WOULD AUTOMATICALLY BECOME BOC’S IF THEY WOULD OTHERWISE BE STATELESS. THE GRANDCHILDREN BORN ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 1997 OF FORMER BDTC’S WOULD HAVE AN ENTITLEMENT TO REGISTER AS BOC’S WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THEIR BIRTH IF THEY WOULD OTHERWISE EE STATELESS.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1985

PROVISIONS FOR CHILDREN BORN IN HONG KONG TO REGISTER AS BDTC’S

AS REGARDS CHILDREN BORN IN HONG KONG ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 1983, UNDER EXISTING PROVISION OF THE BRITISH NATIONALITY ACT 1981 SUCH CHILDREN WILL ONLY ACQUIRE BDT CITIZENSHIP AT BIRTH IF ONE PARENT IS EITHER A BDTC OR SETTLED IN A DEPENDENT TERRITORY. THUS CHILDREN OF RECENT IMMIGRANTS WHO HAVE NOT ACQUIRED BDT CITIZENSHIP OR ACHIEVED SETTLED STATUS IN HONG KONG ARE NOT BDTC’S BY BIRTH. THEY WILL NOT THEREFORE HAVE 'HONG KONG BELONGER* STATUS AT BIRTH. BUT THERE ARE PROVISIONS UNDER THE BNA 1981 (SECTION 15(3) AND (4)) FOR SUCH CHILDREN TO HAVE AN ENTITLEMENT TO REGISTER AS BDTC’S IF:

(A) WHILE THEY ARE MINORS EITHER PARENT BECOMES A BDTC OR SETTLED IN A DEPENDENT TERRITORY (SECTION 15(3)); OR

(B) THE CHILDREN HAVE IN THE FIRST TEN YEARS OF THEIR LIVES BEEN ABSENT FROM HONG KONG FOR NOT MORE THAN 90 DAYS IN EACH OF THE TEN YEARS AND APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR REGISTRATION AS BDTC’S ARE SUBMITTED AFTER THEY REACHED THE AGE OF TEN YEARS (SECTION 15(4)).

EXPLANATORY LEAFLETS ON THESE PROVISIONS FOR CHILDREN BORN I.. HONG KONG ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 1983 TO REGISTER AS BDTC’S ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL BIRTHS REGISTRIES OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT. ENQUIRIES ON THIS QUESTION MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE CHIEF IMMIGRATION OFFICER (BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES) ON TELEPHONE NO. 3-7328513.

DATE OF CREATION OF BN(O) STATUS

THE UK GOVERNMENT INTEND TO CREATE THE BN(O) STATUS WITH EFFECT FROM JULY 1, 1987 IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE PRESENT PRACTICE CF ISSUING PASSPORTS VALID FOR TEN YEARS. IF BN(O) PASSPORTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE WITH EFFECT FROM JULY 1, 1987, THERE WOULD BE NO ALTERNATIVE TO ISSUING HONG KONG BDTC’S, WITH EFFECT FROM JULY 1, 1987, WITH BRITISH PASSPORTS WITH A PROGRESSIVELY SHORTER PERIOD OF VALIDITY.

HONG KONG BDTC’S MAY APPLY FOR BN(O) PASSPORTS AS FROM JULY 1, 1987, IF THEY SO WISH, BUT THEY MAY HOLD EITHER BN(O) OR BDTC PASSPORTS. ONCE HONG KONG BDTC’S HAVE ACQUIRED BN(O) STATUS ON APPLYING FOR BN(O) PASSPORTS, THEY WILL HOLD BN(O) STATUS CONCURRENTLY WITH BDTC STATUS UNTIL JUNE 30, 1997, UNLESS THEY RENOUNCE OR ARE DEPRIVED OF THEIR BDTC STATUS BEFORE JUNE 30, 1997. ARRANGEMENTS FOR ISSUE OF BN(O) PASSPORTS

BN(O) PASSPORTS WILL BE ISSUED IN HONG KONG IN THE NAME OF THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY. THIS WILL ENABLE THE PASSPORTS TO CONTINUE IN THE SAME FORM AFTER JULY 1, 1997 AS BEFORE.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 19&5

IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO APPLY ALSO FOR BN(O) PASSPORTS FROM PASSPORT OFFICES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND FROM CONSULAR POSTS OVERSEAS.

THE GOVERNOR WILL CONTINUE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ISSUE CF HONG KONG BDTC PASSPORTS.

THE FORMAT OF THE BN(O) PASSPORT WILL BE THE SAME AS THAT ISSUED BY UK PASSPORT ISSUING POSTS TO OTHER BRITISH NATIONALS. SUCH POSTS AT PRESENT ISSUE THE TRADITIONAL BLUE HARD COVER PASSPORT AND THE FIRST BN(O) PASSPORTS ARE LIKELY TO BE ISSUED IN THAT FORMAT.

THERE WILL, HOWEVER, BE A CHANGE IN THE FORMAT OF ALL BRITISH PASSPORTS AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE DECISION TO GIVE A COMMON FORMAT TO THE NATIONAL PASSPORTS OF EUROPEAN COMMUNITY (EC) MEMBER STATES. ONCE THAT CHANGE HAS BEEN MADE, AND THE EXACT TIMING HAS YET TO BE SETTLED, THE BN(O) PASSPORT WILL BE THE SAME AS THAT ISSUED BY UK PASSPORT ISSUING POSTS TO THOSE BRITISH NATIONALS WHO ARE NOT UK NATIONALS FOR EC PURPOSES.

THIS PASSPORT, LIKE THE PROPOSED COMMON EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PASSPORT, WILL BE BURGUNDY RED, SOFT COVERED AND OF SMALLER SIZE THAN THE PRESENT DOCUMENT. ON THE COVER WILL BE THE WORDING ’UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND’, THE ROYAL EMBLEM AND ’PASSPORT’ AND THE WORDING ON THE INSIDE COVER WILL REFER TO 'HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY’S SECRETARY OF STATE’.

IT IS ALSO PLANNED THAT ALL REFERENCES TO THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY AND TRANSLATIONS INTO EUROPEAN COMMUNITY LANGUAGES SAVE FOR FRENCH AT VARIOUS PLACES INSIDE THE PASSPORT WILL BE REMOVED. IN OTHER RESPECTS THE PASSPORT WILL BE VERY SIMILAR TO THE DOCUMENT ISSUED TO THOSE BRITISH NATIONALS WHO ARE UK NATIONAL^ FOR EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PURPOSES, BUT THE LATTER WILL IN ADDITION CONTAIN THE WORDS +EUROPEAN COMMUNITY+ ON THE COVER.

THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WILL CHANGE TO THE NEW FORMAT FOR H)TC HK PASSPORTS BUT WITH HONG KONG ON THE COVER AND THE GOVERNOR'S RUBRIC ONCE THE UK GOVERNMENT INTRODUCE THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY COMMON FORMAT PASSPORT.

A FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE BN(O) PASSPORT UNDER THE CONSULAR FEES ACT 1980 AND WILL BE STANDARD FOR ALL UK PASSPORT ISSUING POSTS AROUND THE WORLD, SAVE FOR VARIATIONS ARISING

FROM RATES OF CURRENCY EXCHANGE. THE LEVEL OF THE FEE HAS NOT YET BEEN DECIDED.

THE FEE FOR THE HONG KONG BDTC PASSPORT WILL BE LEVIED UNDER THE HONG KONG IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS AND WILL BE SET BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL. ELSEWHERE IT WILL BE SET UNDER THE CONSUL** FEES ACT 1980.

BN(O) PASSPORTS WILL BE ENDORSED TO INDICATE THAT THE HOLDER POSSESSES ■- HONG KONG PERMANENT IDENTITY CARD AS EVIDENCE OF THE HOLDER’ RIGHT OF ABODE IN HONG KONG. THE WORDING OF THIS BHDORSEMENT IS BEING DISCUSSED WITH THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1985

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WORK IS UNDERWAY TO PRODUCE APPLICATION FORM FOR BN(O) PASSPORTS AND EXPLANATORY LEAFLETS. THESE WILL SET OUT THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO HONG KONG BDTC’S. THEY WILL ALSO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THOSE WHO WISH TO OBTAIN BN(O) STATUS MUST HOLD OR B INCLUDED IN A BN(O) PASSPORT ISSUED BEFORE JULY 1, 1997 (EXCEPT FOR THOSE BORN ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 1997 BUT BEFORE JULY 1, 1997 WHO MAY OBTAIN OR BE INCLUDED IN SUCH A PASSPORT UP TO DECEMBER 31, 1997).

T WILL BE OPEN TO PEOPLE TO APPLY FOR THEIR FIRST BN(O) PASSr -T. 'ROM JULY 1, 1987. BDTC(HK) PASSPORTS FOR THOSE WHO WISH FOR THEM WILL BE ISSUED WITH VALIDITY RESTRICTED TO JUNE 30, 1997. IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO HOLD BN(O) AND K)TC PASSPORTS SIMULTANEOUSLY. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE BRITISH NATIONALITY ACT 1981, A PERSON WHO HOLDS A BN(O) PASSPORT RETAINS HIS BDTC STATUS UNTIL JUNE 30, 1997, UNLESS HE RENOUNCES OR IS DEPRIVED OF THAT STATUS BEFORE THAT DATE.

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SINO-BRITISH LAND COMMISSION * X * *

THE FIFTH MEETING OF THE SINO-BRITISH LAND COMMISSION WAS HELD ON OCTOBER 17, 1985. THE TWO SIDES REACHED AGREEMENT ON THE LAND DISPOSAL PROGRAMME FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING FROM MAY 27, 1985, ON WHICH THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION CAME INTO FORCE, TO MARCH 31, 1986, THE END OF THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR.

BOTH SIDES AGREED THAT THE ANNUAL 50-HECTARE LIMIT ON THE GRANT OF LAND REFERRED TO IN ANNEX I I I TO THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION SHOULD BE ADJUSTED PROPORTIONATELY TO 42 HECTARES FOR THIS TEN-MONTH PERIOD. TAKING ACCOUNT OF THIS, AND HAVING REGARD TO HONG KONG’S DEVELOPMENT NEEDS, AND THE NEED TO MAINTAIN A STABLE PROPERTY MARKET, THE COMMISSION HAS AGREED TO A LAND DISPOSAL PROGRAMME AMOUNTING TO 58 HECTARES FOR THAT PERIOD. THIS INCLUDES THE GRANT OF 14 HECTARES BY PUBLIC AUCTION OR TENDER, AND 44 HECTARES BY PRIVATE TREATY, OF WHICH 29 HECTARES WILL BE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION CF THE KWAI CHUNG CONTAINER TERMINAL 6.

THE TWO SIDES ALSO REACHED AGREEMENT ON THE DOCUMENTATION FOR SMALL HOUSE GRANTS, PSPS TENDERS AND LETTER A/B TENDERS.

THE COMMISSION WILL COMMENCE DISCUSSION ON THE COST OF LAND PRODUCTION AND THE ACCOUNTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SHARING OF PREMIUM INCOME FROM LAND TRANSACTIONS AT ITS NEXT MEETING, THE DATE OF WHICH IS TO BE FIXED LATER.

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LEGCO MEETING RESCHEDULED

* * * *

THE SCHEDULE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETINGS IN NOVEMBER HAS BEEN REVISED.

THE UNOFFICIALS WILL SPEAK ON THE MOTION OF THANKS FOR THE GOVERNOR’S OPENING ADDRESS ON NOVEMBER 20 AND 21, INSTEAD OF NOVEMBER 13, 14 AND 20. NOVEMBER 13 HAS NOW BEEN SET ASIDE FOR A REGULAR MEETING AND THE SITTING ON NOVEMBER 14 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

FOLLOWING IS THE REVISED SCHEDULE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SITTINGS FOR THE 1985-86 SESSION:

PROVISIONAL DATES OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SITTINGS FOR THE 1985-86 SESSION

WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER 1985

• •

WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 1985

WEDNESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 1985

WEDNESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 1985 THURSDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 1985

WEDNESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 1985

WEDNESDAY 4TH DECEMBER 1985

THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER 1985 (IF NECESSARY)

WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER 1985

WEDNESDAY 18TH DECEMBER 1985

(THREE WEEKS’ GAP TO CLEAR

WEDNESDAY 8TH JANUARY 1986

WEDNESDAY 15TH JANUARY 1986

WEDNESDAY 22ND JANUARY 1986

WEDNESDAY 29TH JANUARY 1986

WEDNESDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 1986

(THREE WEEKS’ GAP TO CLEAR

OPENING OF THE 1985-86 SESSION (GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS) REGULAR MEETING

9 9 DEBATE ON MOTION OF THANKS (UNOFFICIALS SPEAK) REGULAR MEETING DEBATE ON MOTION OF THANKS (OFFICIALS SPEAK)

REGULAR MEETING 9 9

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS) REGULAR MEETING 9 9 9 9 > 9 9 9

LUNAR NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1985

WEDNESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 1986

WEDNESDAY 5TH MARCH 1986 WEDNESDAY 12TH MARCH 1986 WEDNESDAY 19TH MARCH 1986 WEDNESDAY 26TH MARCH 1986 THURSDAY 27TH MARCH 1986 (TWO WEEKS’ GAP TO CLEAR WEDNESDAY 9TH APRIL 1986 WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL 1986 WEDNESDAY 23RD APRIL 1986 THURSDAY 24TH APRIL 1986 (IF NECESSARY)

WEDNESDAY 3OTH APRIL 1986 WEDNESDAY 7TH MAY 1986

WEDNESDAY 14TH MAY 1986 WEDNESDAY 21ST MAY 1986 WEDNESDAY 28TH MAY 1986 (THREE WEEKS’ GAP TO CLEAR BIRTHDAY) WEDNESDAY 25TH JUNE 1986 WEDNESDAY 2ND JULY 1986 WEDNESDAY 9TH JULY 1986 WEDNESDAY 16TH JULY 1986 WEDNESDAY 23RD JULY 1986 WEDNESDAY 3OTH JULY 1986 WEDNESDAY 6TH AUGUST 1986 (IF NECESSARY)

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1ST BUDGET SITTING

(FINANCIAL SECRETARY PRESENTS BUDGET)

REGULAR MEETING 9 9 9 9

2ND BUDGET SITTING (UNOFFICIALS SPEAK)

5TER HOLIDAYS) REGULAR MEETING 9 9

3RD BUDGET SITTING (OFFICIALS SPEAK)

REGULAR MEETING 4TH BUDGET SITTING (COMMITTEE STAGE AND 3RD READING OF APPROPRIATION BILL)

REGULAR MEETING 9 9 9 9

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL AND QUEEN’S

REGULAR MEETING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 » »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 19'5

8

HONG KONG STUDENTS CENTRE TO CLOSE

* * *

THE HONG KONG STUDENTS CENTRE IN LONDON WILL BE CLOSED FROM JULY 1, 1986.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN LONDON SAID THIS WAS DUE TO DWINDLING DEMAND FOR ACCOMMODATION AT THE CENTRE.

+THIS IS DUE LARGELY TO COLLEGE-MAINTAINED ACCOMMODATION BEING MORE READILY AVAILABLE, ESPECIALLY TO OVERSEAS STUDENTS,* HE EXPLAINED.

THE CENTRE, WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY CALLED HONG KONG HOUSE, PROVIDES ACCOMMODATION FOR A MAXIMUM OF 90 STUDENTS.

IT WAS OPENED IN 1958 AND IN THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES THE AVERAGE OCCUPANCY RATE WAS WELL OVER 90 PER CENT.

+HOWEVER, THE RATE HAS BEEN DECREASING STEADILY IN THE PAST FEW YEARS,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID, +AND IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS CF THIS YEAR IT WAS DOWN TO 75 PER CENT.*

GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY FOR THE CENTRE IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS WAS $6.9 MILLION AND THE RUNNING COSTS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE IN FUTURE YEARS BECAUSE OF THE AGE OF THE BUILDING.

+UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES IT IS NO LONGER CONSIDERED JUSTIFIABLE TO KEEP THE CENTRE OPEN AT THIS COST TO THE HONG KONG TAXPAYER,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE BUILDING WILL BE SOLD BY TENDER.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT HONG KONG STUDENTS AT BRITISH UNIVERSITIES AND POLYTECHNICS WILL CONTINUE TO BE GIVEN ASSISTANCE UNDER THE UNITED KINGDOM-HONG KONG JOINT FUNDING SCHEME AND THEIR WELFARE WILL CONTINUE TO BE LOOKED “ THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT

AFTER BY THE STUDENTS DIVISION OF OFF ICE.

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HONG KONG GROUP * *

ON CHINA VISIT M *

FIVE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, LED BY THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, LEFT FOR BEIJING TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE VISIT IS IN RESPONSE TO AN INVITATION RECEIVED EARLIER THIS YEAR FROM THE ARCHITECTURAL SOCIETY OF CHINA, CIVIC ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION SOCIETY OF BEIJING AND THE ARCHITECTURAL DEPARTMENT CF THE QINGHUA UNIVERSITY.

/DOTING THE

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DURING THE VISIT, THE HONG KONG DELEGATION WILL GIVE A SERIES CF TALKS TO PROMOTE UNDERSTANDING ON THE INFRASTRUCTURAL AND PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN HONG KONG.

THE TALKS WILL INCLUDE TOPICS ON PUBLIC HOUSING, MANAGEMENT CF PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, PROCEDURES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME, AND PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TOWNS IN HONG KONG.

THE PARTY INCLUDES SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS. MR NICKY CHAN, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HOUSING, MR FUNG TUNG, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR CF PLANNING IN THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, DR PETER PUN, AND DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MRS ELIZABETH WONG.

MR LIAO, MR CHAN AND MR FUNG WERE ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR WIVES.

THE PARTY WILL VISIT BEIJING. XIAN, SHANGHAI AND SUZHOU AND IS EXPECTED TO RETURN ON OCTOBER 29.

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SECOND QUARTER RESTAURANT SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED * * * * *

THE VALUE OF TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THE ENTIRE RESTAURANT SECTOR IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985, ESTIMATED AT $4 359 MILLION, WAS THREE PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE SAME QUARTER OF 1984, WHILE THE VOLUME REMAINED UNCHANGED, ACCORDING TO PROVISIONAL SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE PROVISIONAL ESTIMATE OF TOTAL RESTAURANT PURCHASES IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 WAS Si 875 MILLION, WHICH WAS ONE PER CENT LOWER THAN IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1984.

TOTAL RESTAURANT RECEIPTS FOR THE FIRST TWO QUARTERS OF 1985 ROSE BY THREE PER CENT IN VALUE AND REMAINED UNCHANGED IN VOLUME, WHEN COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984. OVER THE SAME PERIOD, HOWEVER, THE TOTAL VALUE OF RESTAURANT PURCHASES DECREASED BY TWO PER CENT.

THE seCOND QUARTER OF 1985 WITH THE PRFCFniwr

ANALYSED BY TYPE OF RESTAURANT, FAST FOOD SHOPS RECORDED THE LARGEST INCREASE (15 PER CENT) IN THE VALUE OF TOTAL RECEIPTS WHEN COMPARED WITH THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1984, FOLLOWED BY BARS (13 PER CENT), NON-CHINESE RESTAURANTS (THREE PER CENT) AND CHINESE RESTAURANTS (TWO PER CENT). OTHER EATING AND DRINKING PLACES (COMPRISING HERB TEA SHOPS, CREAMERIES AND CATERING OUTLETS SELLING BEAN CURD JELLY ETC.), HOWEVER, RECORDED A DECREASE OF FOUR PER CENT.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1985

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IN VOLUME TERMS, THE TOTAL RECEIPTS OF FAST FOOD SHOPS AND BaRS WENT UP BY 12 PER CENT AND SEVEN PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, WHILE THOSE OF CHINESE RESTAURANTS, NON-CHINESE RESTAURANTS AND OTHER EATING AND DRINKING PLACES DROPPED BY ONE PER CENT, TWO PER CENT AND EIGHT PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

COMPARING THE FIRST TWO QUARTERS OF 1985 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984, FAST FOOD SHOPS RECORDED THE LARGEST INCREASE IN THE VALUE OF TOTAL RECEIPTS, AT 16 PER CENT, FOLLOWED BY BARS (13 PER CENT), CHINESE RESTAURANTS AND NON-CHINESE RESTAURANTS (EACH OF TWO PER CENT), AND OTHER EATING AND DRINKING PLACES (ONE PER CENT).

IN TERMS OF THE VOLUME OF RECEIPTS, FAST FOOD SHOPS AGAIN SHOWED THE LARGEST INCREASE, AT 13 PER CENT, FOLLOWED BY BARS (FIVE PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, CHINESE RESTAURANTS, NON-CHINESE RESTAURANTS AND OTHER EATING AND DRINKING PLACES SHOWED DECREASES OF ONE PER CENT, TWO PER CENT AND FOUR PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

FAST FOOD SHOPS REPORTED THE LARGEST INCREASE IN TOTAL RECEIPTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING QUARTER, AT 12 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 11 PER CENT IN VOLUME. TOTAL RECEIPTS OF OTHER EATING AND DRINKING PLACES ROSE BY EIGHT PER CENT IN VALUE AND FIVE PER CENT IN VOLUME, AND THOSE OF NON-CHINESE RESTAURANTS ROSE BY FIVE PER CENT IN VALUE AND THREE PER CENT IN VOLUME.

HOWEVER, RECEIPTS OF BARS DECREASED BY FOUR PER CENT IN VALUE AND SIX PER CENT IN VOLUME, AND RECEIPTS OF CHINESE RESTAURANTS DECREASED BY NINE PER CENT IN VALUE AND 13 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

TABLE 1 PRESENTS THE REVISED FIGURES FOR TOTAL RECEIPTS AND TOTAL PURCHASES OF THE ENTIRE RESTAURANT SECTOR FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985, AND THE PROVISIONAL FIGURES FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985.

TABLE 2 SHOWS THE VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF TOTAL RECEIPTS BY TYPE OF RESTAURANT, WITH THE QUARTERLY AVERAGE OF 1982 TAKEN AS 100. COMPARISONS OF THE SECOND QUARTER 1985 RESULTS WITH THOSE FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 AND FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1984, AND COMPARISONS OF TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THE FIRST TWO QUARTERS OF 1985 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984 ARE ALSO GIVEN.

THE TWO TABLES WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE NETWORK AND BOXED FOR COLLECTION LATER TODAY.

THE REPORT ON THE QUARTERLY SURVEY OF RESTAURANT RECEIPTS AND PURCHASES FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AT $1 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ON THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE WHOLESALE/RETAIL TRADE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO. : 3-7216024).

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1985

11

i ■ xrriL RyarMnajr? xeceipts ikd pubcpjlsef

rotai restaurant receipts

■’’otal restaurant purchases

1st qtr. 1985 (Revised figures

585

1 976

2nd qtr. 198C (Provisional figures ----ifl HK| sill ion;

* 559

1 875

TABLE 2 : VALUE AMD VOLOKI INDEXES OF TOTAL RESTAURANT

____________HKLIPTS FOR 1ST QUARTER 1985 AMD god gUj^ER 1985

(Quarterly average of 1982 a 100)

Type of restaurant Index of total restaurant receipts let quarter 1985 2nd quarter 1985 2nd qtr. 1985 00apared with 1st qtr. 1985 2nd qtr. 1985 compared vlth 2nd qtr. 198* 1st-2nd qtra. 1985 00a pa red with 1st-2nd qtrs. 198*

Chinese restaurants Value (Revised figures) 12’. (Provisional figures) 111 Points < -11 - 9 Faints % ♦ 2 ♦ 2 Point* t ♦ 2 ♦ 2

Vo Lune 1O6 -11 -10 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1

Non-Chineee restaurants Value 118 ► 6 ♦ 5 ♦ * ♦ 5 ♦ 5 ♦ 2

Voluae 99 105 ♦ 5 .3 - 2 -2 -2 - 2

Fast food ahope Value iso •16 *12 ♦20 >15 ♦20 >16

Voluae lit 125 ♦12 ♦ !! ♦15 ♦ta ♦ V. vis

Bare Va lue HO 1UO - * . * ♦12 ♦it ♦ 10 .10

Volune 92 87 - 5 -6 ♦ 6 ♦ 7 ♦ * ,5

Other eating and Value 107 115 • 9 .8 - 5 - * ♦ 1 , 1

drinking places Voluae 90 1 95 ♦ 5 ♦ 5 - 8 - 8 - 5 - *

Attire restaurant Value 122 116 - 6 - 5 ♦ * *5 ♦ * ♦ 5

Motor Voluae 10* 98 -6 - 6 • • • •

Vo We : 1. Figures denoting changes are derived froa unrounded figures.

2. • denotes no change.

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THURSDAY, 0CT03ER 17, 1985

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SULKE DISSATISFIED WITH LOSS HYGIENE SECTION *******

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S FOOD HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE, MR WALTER SULKE, SAID TODAY HE WAS VERY DISSATISFIED WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS BY WHICH THE COUNCIL’S FORMER HEALTH AND HYGIENE SECTION NOW CAME UNDER THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH.

+WE SHOULD LOOK VERY SERIOUSLY AT THIS AND PERHAPS GO BACK TO THE OLD SYSTEM AND EMPLOY OUR OWN STAFF,+ HE SAID AT TODAY’S MEETING OF THE FOOD HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE.

AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, DR PATRICK HASE, EXPLAINED THAT THE CHANGE DATED FROM THE SETTING UP OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL AND THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AS FROM APRIL 1 THIS YEAR.

+A SMALL GROUP HAD TO BE HELD CENTRALLY TO WORK FOR BOTH COUNCILS,+ HE SAID.

HE CITED THE EXAMPLE OF MEAT LANDED THROUGH THE KWAI CHUNG CONTAINER PORT, AND THUS COMING UNDER THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL AND THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, YET BEING SOLD IN HONG KONG, AND THUS COMING UNDER THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

SINCE THIS INVOLVED SUCH AN IMPORTANT SUBJECT AS IMPORTATION OF MEAT, AND ADHERENCE TO FOOD SAFETY REGULATIONS, THIS OBVIOUSLY HAD TO BE A TERRITORY-WIDE MATTER.

+IT COULDN’T BE DONE IN ANY OTHER WAY EXCEPT BY A CENTRALISED UNIT,+ ADDED DR HASE.

HE CITED ANOTHER EXAMPLE -- OF SHRIMPS CAUGHT BY FISHERMEN WHO MIGHT TREAT THEIR CATCH WITH BORIC ACID TO KEEP IT LOOKING FRESH BEFORE LANDING IT AT, SAY, CHEUNG CHAU OR TAI 0. YET THE SAME SHRIMPS MIGHT FIND THEIR WAY TO RESTAURANTS IN THE URBAN AREA.

+THIS IS VERY HARD TO CHECK ON UNLESS THERE IS AN ACROSS-THE-BOARD UNIT SERVING BOTH THE URBAN AND REGIONAL AREAS,+ HE SAID.

HOWEVER, COMMITTEE MEMBER MR SAMUEL WONG SAID: +THE PUBLIC IS UNDER A MISCONCEPTION THAT THESE IMPORTANT PUBLIC FEALTH MATTERS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF OUR (THE COUNCIL’S) HANDS, AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS SET UP SOME SORT OF A SUPER-POWER.+

MR SULKE ADDED: +IT MAKES ME FEEL VERY UNCOMFORTABLE THAT I HAVE TO ASK DR PERRY TO ATTEND THESE COMMITTEE REETINGS. +

/DH DONALD .......

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1985

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DR RONALD PERRY, WHO WAS THE COUNCIL’S LONG-SERVING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HEALTH AND HYGIENE BEFORE BEING TRANSFERRED TO THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH AS HYGIENE ADVISER TO BOTH COUNCILS AND DEPARTMENTS, ASSURED MR SULKE THAT HE WAS HAPPY TO COME TO MEETINGS OF THE FOOD HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE TO CONTRIBUTE HIS ADVICE AND ANSWER QUESTIONS.

+l WILL ALWAYS GIVE VERY HIGH PRIORITY TO ATTENDING YOUR MEETINGS,+ DR PERRY TOLD MR SULKE.

MR SULKE REPLIED: +STILL, I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A LOOK AT EMPLOYING OUR OWN PEOPLE AND NOT HAVING TO CALL ON PEOPLE NOT UNDER OUR (THE COUNCIL’S) CONTROL.+

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DIFFERENT TEST RESULTS ON MILK QUERIED * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S FOOD HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE, MR WALTER SULKE, TODAY QUESTIONED WHY THERE wAS A +DIFFERENCE OF OPINION+ BETWEEN THE CONSUMER COUNCIL AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OVER THE TESTING OF MILK.

+IT SEEMS ODD THAT THEIR TESTS SHOULD BE SO DIFFERENT FROM OURS,+ HE ADDED.

DR RONALD PERRY, HYGIENE ADVISER OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, SAID THAT THE MILK CONCERNED CAME FROM LANTAO, WHERE THE DAIRY FACED CERTAIN PROBLEMS.

CHECKS HAD TO BE MADE OVERNIGHT ON THE PASTEURISATION AND FREEZING OF THE MILK, BUT THEN WHEN IT WAS TRANSPORTED BY SEA TO HONG KONG, SOMETIMES INSUFFICIENT ICE WAS PACKED AROUND THE CANS.

ANOTHER PROBLEM IN THE CLEANSING OF THE CANS WAS THAT THE DAIRY DID NOT HAVE A MAINS WATER SUPPLY. INSTEAD IT HAD TO USE STREAM WATER, BUT ENSURED THAT IT WAS CHLORINATED FIRST, HE ADDED.

CONCERNING MILK TESTING GENERALLY, DR PERRY ASSURED THE COMMITTEE THAT CONSTANT CHECKS WERE MADE ON ALL DAIRIES, AND WHERE OFFENCES wERE DETECTED, PROSECUTIONS TAKEN OUT.

HE ADDED THAT THESE TESTS INCLUDED SAMPLING OF MILK WHICH CAME IN CARTON FORM ACROSS THE BORDER FROM SHUM CHUN.

THIS IMPORTED MILK HAD PROVED TO BE UP TO STANDARD, HE SAID, ADDING THAT THE DAIRY CONCERNED HAD ITS OWN LABORATORY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHDREW ANY BATCHES FOUND TO BE SUSPECT.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1985

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RESTAURANT OPERATOR GETS BENEFIT OF DOUBT

******

A RESTAURANT OPERATOR TODAY LICENCE FOR TWO DAYS THANKS TO A ORIGIN OF BORIC ACID FOUND TWICE

ESCAPED SUSPENSION OF HIS GENUINE DOUBT OVER THE IN SIU MEI DISHES.

HE CLAIMED AND WAS IN DEBT

THAT THE RESTAURANT WAS OPERATING AT A LOSS --------------------- AS A RESULT, HE

TO ITS

FOOD SUPPLIERS

CLAIMED, THE SUPPLIERS SHRIMP WHICH THEY, NOT

HAD

HE,

DELIVERED INFERIOR PORK AND HAD TREATED WITH BORIC ACID TO

MAKE IT APPEAR FRESH.

MR CHAN KWONG-YUE WAS APPEALING TO TODAY’S MEETING OF THE FOOD HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE AGAINST THE AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION OF HIS LICENCE FOR TWO DAYS AS A RESULT OF THE RESTAURANT BEING FINED THREE TIMES W THIN A 12-MONTH PERIOD FOR BREACHES OF THE FOOD REGULATIONS.

MR CHAN, WHOSE RESTAURANT IS IN KAI TIN TOWERS, KAI TIN ROAD, LAM TIN, ALSO APPEALED TO THE COMMITTEE ON THE GROUND THAT IF FORCED TO CLOSE FOR TWO DAYS, HE WOULD BE IN STILL GREATER FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY, AND MIGHT HAVE TO PUT OFF HIS STAFF OF MORE THAN 100.

WHILE GIVING HIM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT AS TO THE ORIGIN OF THE BORIC ACID WHICH LED TO TWO CONVICTIONS, THE COMMITTEE MADE IT CLEAR THAT FINANCIAL LOSSES WERE NO EXCUSE FOR RUNNING AN UNHYGIENIC RESTAURANT.

♦FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE NOT OUR AFFAIR -- THIS COMMITTEE’S SOLE CONCERN IS THE HEALTH AND HYGIENE OF RESTAURANTS, AND THE SAFEGUARDING OF THEIR CUSTOMERS,+ SAID COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN MR WALTER SULKE.

A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO THE COMMITTEE’S DECISION WAS A STATEMENT GIVEN ON BEHALF OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT THAT THERE HAD BEEN A GROWING NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS LATELY THAT FISHERMEN THEMSELVES WERE ADDING BORIC ACID TO THEIR SHRIMP CATCHES WHILE STILL AT SEA.

THE DEPARTMENT ALSO CONFIRMED THAT RECENT INSPECTIONS OF THE RESTAURANT HAD REVEALED A SATISFACTORY STANDARD OF HYGIENE.

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FOOD HYGIENE COMMITTEE WANTS +RED TAPE* SLASHED * * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S FOOD HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE AGREED TODAY THAT URGENT ACTION IS NEEDED TO + CUT THROUGH THE RED TAPE* AND SPEED UP THE PROCESSING BY THREE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS OF APPLICATIONS FOR RESTAURANT LICENCES.

(AT PRESENT, EVEN IF THE PREMISES ARE SATISFACTORY FROM A HEALTH AND HYGIENE POINT OF VIEW, THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT CANNOT ISSUE A RESTAURANT LICENCE UNTIL THE APPLICATION IS CLEARED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE CONCERNING THE SAFETY OF THE BUILDING, AND BY THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT CONCERNING FIRE SAFETY ASPECTS.)

COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN MR WALTER SULKE TODAY CITED STATISTICS SHOWING THAT IN EXTREME CASES, SOME APPLICATIONS MADE ONE OR TWO YEARS AGO WERE STILL PENDING.

+THIS IS FAR TOO LONG,+ HE ADDED.

AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE USD, DR PATRICK HASE, SAID MANY SUGGESTIONS HAD BEEN STUDIED CLOSELY TO SPEED UP LICENSING -- EVEN THE POSSIBILITY OF NOT ISSUING LICENCES AT ALL — BUT +NONE WAS ACCEPTABLE OR WORKABLE.+

ANOTHER SUGGESTION HAD BEEN FOR THE USD SIMPLY TO ISSUE A LICENCE CONCERNING HEALTH AND HYGIENE, LEAVING THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE AND THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO CARRY OUT THEIR OWN INSPECTIONS INDEPENDENTLY.

BUT THAT, TOO, WOULD HAVE LED TO SERIOUS DELAYS, SINCE THE RESTAURANT STILL WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO OPEN WITHOUT THE REMAINING TWO PERMITS -- QUITE APART FROM THE POSSIBLE RISK TO THE PUBLIC IF THE BUILDING, OR ITS FIRE SAFETY ARRANGEMENTS, WERE UNSAFE.

DR HASE ADDED THAT THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION HAD ALSO SPENT CONSIDERABLE TIME TRYING TO HELP THE USD TO STREAMLINE THE SYSTEM. THE SUGGESTED METHOD IN THIS CASE WAS TO PLACE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL THREE REQUIREMENTS — HEALTH, GENERAL SAFETY AND FIRE SAFETY -- ON THE SHOULDERS OF AN AUTHORISED PERSON WHO WOULD HOLD THE REQUISITE QUALIFICATIONS, AND WHO COULD CERTIFY THAT ALL REQUIREMENTS HAD BEEN MET.

+THE PROBLEM HERE IS THAT THE AUTHORISED PERSON WOULD HAVE TO BE SOMEBODY WHO COULD BE TRUSTED ABSOLUTELY,* SAID DR HASE. +THE DEPARTMENT WOULD HAVE REQUIRED SOME WAY TO PROSECUTE A LAZY, INCOMPETENT OR CORRUPT AUTHORISED PERSON. FURTHERMORE, IF THE REQUIREMENTS WERE NOT FULLY MET, THE RESTAURANT WOULD THEN HAVE TO BE CLOSED DOWN — THUS DEFEATING THE PURPOSE OF THE WHOLE FXERCISE.+

/another point,

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ANOTHER POINT, HE ADDED, WAS THAT WITH SO MANY SMALL RESTAURANTS IN HONG KONG, APPLICANTS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PAY THE PRESUMABLY HIGH FEES THAT AUTHORISED PERSONS WOULD HAVE CHARGED.

MISS MARIA TAM, FORMER CHAIRPERSON OF THE FOOD HYGIENE COMMITTEE WHO WAS INVOLVED IN MANY MEETINGS WITH ICAC OFFICIALS ON THE AUTHORISED PERSON PROPOSAL, ASKED WHETHER THE DEPARTMENT WAS STILL USING THAT +VEHICLE+ (ITS WORKING PARTY WITH ICAC) TO FIND A SOLUTION.

MR SULKE, THE PRESENT CHAIRMAN, REPLIED: +THE VEHICLE, IT SEEMS, HAS FOUR FLAT TYRES+

FOLLOWING THE COUNCIL’S RECENT LOOK-AND-LEARN VISIT TO NORTH AMERICA, MR AUGUSTINE CHUNG SUGGESTED THAT THE DEPARTMENT LOOK INTO THE SYSTEM OPERATED IN VANCOUVER, WHEREBY OFFICES DEALING WITH ALL THREE ASPECTS OF A RESTAURANT APPLICATION (HEALTH, BUILDING SAFETY AND FIRE SAFETY) WERE +ON THE SAME FLOOR UNDER THE SAME ROOF.+

THIS WAS GENERALLY AGREED BY MEMBERS OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE — EXCEPT THAT MR EDMUND CHOW, HIMSELF ALSO A FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, RECOLLECTED THAT THE COUNCIL CAME UP WITH THE SAME IDEA FIVE OR SIX YEARS AGO, BUT THE TWO OTHER DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED HAD REJECTED IT.

AS EXASPERATED MR SULKE SUMMED UP: +THIS IS ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF HAVING AN OPEN PUBLIC MEETING. WE’RE DOING OUR BEST BUT WE’RE STYMIED BY OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS. COULD THE MEDIA KINDLY PUBLICISE THIS AND SO PERHAPS HELP BRING SOME PRESSURE ON THEM?+

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COUNCILLORS’ FREE LEGAL ADVICE HELPS RESTAURATEUR

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A RESTAURANT OPERATOR TODAY SUCCEEDED IN HIS APPEAL AGAINST THE SUSPENSION OF HIS LICENCE -- THANKS IN PART TO EXPERT LEGAL ADVICE PROVIDED GRATIS BY URBAN COUNCILLORS.

THE LICENCE OF MR FU LOK-CHIU’S GENERAL RESTAURANT IN AMOY PLAZA, NGAU TAU KOK, HAD BEEN ORDERED TO BE SUSPENDED FOR TWO DAYS FOR THREE CONTRAVENTIONS OF THE FOOD BUSINESS BY-LAWS WITHIN A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR — TWO FOR HAVING A DIRTY FOOD ROOM AND ONE FOR USE OF CHIPPED AND CRACKED CROCKERY AND UTENSILS.

BUT THROUGH SOLICITORS, MR FU APPEALED TO TODAY’S MEETING OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S FOOD HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE GROUND THAT WHILE CONVICTED AND FINED Si,000 FOR THE FIRST CFFENCE. AND CONVICTED AND FINED $1,500 FOR THE SECOND, HE WAS NOT CONVICTED IN THE THIRD CASE, BUT GIVEN A CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE.

/HOWSVEB, AKGUED.........

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HOWEVER, ARGUED THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR FU HAD BEEN PLACED ON A BOND FOR SIX MONTHS IN THE THIRD CASE AND ORDERED TO .PAY $500 COURT COSTS, IMPLYING THAT THE COURT HAD NEVERTHELESS DECIDED TO PENALISE HIM.

THUS THE TANGLED LEGAL POINT AROSE ~ IN SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES, COULD THIS BE TREATED AS A THIRD ACTUAL CFFENCE?

AT TODAY’S HEARING, COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN MR WALTER SULKE THREW THE BALL TO COUNCILLORS HEARING THE APPEAL, SAYING: ♦WE’VE GOT PLENTY OF LEGAL BRAINS HERE.+

BARRISTER MISS MARIA TAM POINTED OUT THAT THE COMMITTEE SHOULD BE GUIDED BY THE COURT’S ACTUAL DECISION — NOT TO RECORD A CONVICTION — WHILE SOLICITOR MR EDMUND CHOW ALSO MADE SOME POINTS.

MR AUGUSTINE CHUNG LIKENED THE CASE TO ONE WHERE A DRIVER CAUGHT SPEEDING THREE TIMES IN THREE YEARS AUTOMATICALLY LOSES HIS LICENCE — BUT IF NOT CONVICTED ON ONE OF THE THREE SPEEDING CHARGES WOULD NOT LOSE HIS LICENCE.

THE COMMITTEE DECIDED TO UPHOLD THE APPEAL, NOTING THAT IT WAS GLAD TO FIND THAT RECENT INSPECTIONS OF THE RESTAURANT CONFIRMED THAT THE STANDARD OF THE RESTAURANT CONFIRMED THAT THE STANDARD OF HYGIENE WAS NOW SATISFACTORY.

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♦ QUITE /JRONG+ FOR RATEPAYERS TO FOOT «8 MILLION BILL

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IT IS +QUITE WRONG+ THAT THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS TO PAY FOR FOOD SAMPLES WHICH HEALTH INSPECTORS TAKE AWAY FOR TESTING.

THIS WAS SAID TODAY BY MR WALTER SULKE WHEN HE WAS CHAIRING THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETING OF THE FOOD HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE.

♦THERE IS NO REASON WHY RATEPAYERS SHOULD COUGH UP $8 MILLION OVER ONE YEAR FOR THE TAKING OF SAMPLES FOR TEST I NG,+ HE SAID, +THIS SHOULD BE PAID FOR BY THE TRADE.+

DR RONALD PERRY, HYGIENE ADVISER OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH AND THE PERSON WHOSE SECTION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FOOD-SAMPLING, SAID HE WOULD LOOK INTO THE MATTER AND REPORT LATER TO MR SULKE ON WHETHER A CHANGE COULD BE MADE.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1985

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BOARD TO DISCUSS HOUSING GREEN PAPER * * *

TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING TOMORROW (FRIDAY) MORNING AND THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOUSING, MR LIM YEW-GUAN, WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON IT.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE PROGRESS OF TWO WORKING GROUPS UNDER THE DISTRICT BOARD - THE WORKING GROUP ON THE HOUSING GREEN PAPER AND THE WORKING GROUP ON PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PROVISION IN TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ABOUT THE ATTACK ON THEIR COLLEAGUE, MR NG MING-YUM, LAST WEEK AT TAI HING ESTATE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE TUEN HUN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 10 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, NO 1, TUEN HI ROAD.

A GOVERNMENT VEHICLE, AM5797, «ILL LEAVE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT 9 AM SHARP TO TAr.E MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO TUEN MUN.

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ADVICE ON ACCIDENT, ROBBERY INSURANCE FOR FLAG DAYS

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SCHOOL HEADS SHOULD PROVIDE APPROPRIATE INSURANCE AGAINST ACCIDENTS AND ROBBERY FOR STUDENTS ASSISTING CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS BY SELLING FLAGS OR FLOWERS.

AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID STUDENT PARTICIPATION MUST BE ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY AND THAT THE PRIOR CONSENT OF PARENTS SHOULD BE OBTAINED ALTHOUGH THE DEPARTMENT FULLY SUPPORTED ALL SUCH WORTHWHILE COMMUNITY SERVICES AND ENCOURAGED SCHOOLS TO TAKE PART.

STUDENTS MUST BE AGED 14 OR ABOVE AND SHOULD BE FULLY BRIEFED ON THE CHOICE OF SAFE LOCATIONS AND THE NEED FOR COURTESY WHEN APPROACHING THE PUBLIC FOR DONATION.

SCHOOL HEADS ARE URGED TO ENSURE THAT +COLLECTION BOXES+ USED BY STUDENTS ARE SECURE AND SAFE FROM PILFERING AND THEY SHOULD BE TOLD THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE SAFE HOLDING AND DEPOSITING OF THE MONEY THEY COLLECTED.

IN ADDITION, STUDENTS SHOULD ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE STEPS TO BE TAKEN TO SUMMON HELP SHOULD THEY RUN INTO DIFFICULTY, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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TAVA FUNDS PAID TO FIVE ACCIDENT VICTIMS * * * * *

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAS APPROVED PAYMENTS AMOUNTING TO 57 600 TO FIVE OF THE 15 PERSONS INJURED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN SHA TIN LAST FRIDAY (OCTOBER 11) NIGHT.

THE ACCIDENT, WHICH OCCURRED ON TAI PO ROAD NEAR WO CHE ESTATE, INVOLVED A PUBLIC LIGHT BUS AND A LORRY-

FOLLOWING THIS, STAFF FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANCE (TAVA) SECTION VISITED THE INJURED PERSONS IN THE HOSPITAL OR CONTACTED THOSE DISCHARGED BY TELEPHONE TO OFFER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

SIX OTHER VICTIMS ARE HAVING THEIR APPLICATIONS PROCESSED, WHILE ONE DID NOT APPLY, AND THE REMAINING THREE WERE NOT QUALIFIED.

THE TAVA SCHEME PROVIDES QUICK FINANCIAL HELP TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS OR THEIR DEPENDANTS, REGARDLESS OF WHO WAS AT FAULT IN THE ACCIDENT.

ANY PERSON INJURED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IS ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IF HE OBTAINS THREE DAYS’ SICK LEAVE FROM A REGISTERED DOCTOR.

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS CAN BE DIRECTED TO THE TAVA SECTION, ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF VICTORIA CENTRE, 15 WATSON ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY, OR BY CALLING 5-702342.

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SHARE DISCLOSURE * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS UNDER RULE 29 OF THE HONG KONG CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS AGVISES THAT A MEMBER OF THE HONGKONG BANK GROUP HAS DEALT FOR INVESTMENT CLIENTS IN INTERNATIONAL CITY HOLDINGS LTD SHARES AS FOLLOWS:

DATE BOUGHT/SOLD NO. OF SHARES

PRICE PER SHARE

15.10.85 SOLD

164 000 HK3 0.97

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STATUTORY HOLIDAY REMINDER * * *

EMPLOYERS ARE REMINDED THAT UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE, CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL, WHICH FALLS ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 22), IS ONE OF THE 11 STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY (THURSDAY) SAID MANUAL EMPLOYEES AND NON-MANUAL EMPLOYEES EARNING NOT MORE THAN $9 500 A MONTH WERE ENTITLED TO THE HOLIDAYS AND MUST BE PAID FOR THE DAY-OFF IF THEY WORKED CONTINUALLY FOR THREE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.

HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO AN EMPLOYEE'S EARNINGS ON A NORMAL WORKING DAY AND SHOULD INCLUDE BASIC WAGES AS WELL AS ALLOWANCES THAT CAN BE EXPRESSED IN MONEY TERMS SUCH AS MEALS AND COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCES.

WHERE EARNINGS VARY FROM DAY TO DAY, HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE THE AVERAGE DAILY EARNINGS DURING EVERY COMPLETE WAGE PERIOD, WHICH COULD BE BETWEEN 28 DAYS TO 31 DAYS, PRECEDING THE HOLIDAY. * •

IF AN EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO WORK ON A STATUTORY HOLIDAY, HE MUST BE GIVEN AN ALTERNATIVE DAY-OFF WITHIN 60 DAYS BEFORE OR AFTER THAT DAY, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT STATUTORY HOLIDAYS MAY BE MADE TO THE NEAREST BRANCH OFFICE OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE.

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REGISTRATION REVOKED * * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE REGISTRATION OF ASEAN NATION INTERNATIONALE LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY HAS BEEN REVOKED AT ITS OWN REQUEST UNDER SECTION 14(2) OF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1735

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NEW POLICE MOTOR CYCLES ON THE ROAD

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THE FIRST 55 OF MORE THAN 200 NEW CUSTOM BUILT MOTOR CYCLES DESTINED TO TRANSFORM AND MODERNISE THE FORCE MOTOR CYCLE FLEET WILL SOON BE ON THE STREETS OF HONG KONG.

THE NEW 650 CC MACHINES WILL HAVE THE SPEED AND WEIGHT NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT EFFECTIVE PATROL DUTIES UNDER HONG KONG ROAD AND WEATHER CONDITIONS AND WILL BE COMFORTABLE TO RIDE BY THE OFFICERS WHO SPEND THEIR DAYS IN THE SADDLE.

THEY ARE THE FIRST REPLACEMENT OF A BASIC MOTOR CYCLE TYPE USED BY THE FORCE SINCE 1971.

SAID MR DEREK APLIN, FORCE MOTOR TRANSPORT OFFICER: ’’BECAUSE WE CAN NO LONGER OBTAIN SUPPLIES OF OUR EXISTING MACHINES WE HAD TO LOOK AROUND FOR NEW STEEDS.

’’THE NEW MOTOR CYCLES, WHICH WILL BE INTRODUCED FORCE-WIDE IN PHASES FROM ABOUT THE END OF THIS MONTH TO THE LUNAR NEW YEAR, HAVE BEEN PURPOSE BUILT IN JAPAN FOR POLICE WORK.”

OF THE FORCE FLEET OF 325 MOTOR CYCLES, 209 WILL BE OF THE NEW MODEL. AT A COST OF $20,00'0 EACH, A FURTHER 30 WILL BE DELIVERED NEXT YEAR.

THE NEW MOTOR CYCLE HAS AN ADVANCED ELECTRICAL SYSTEM THAT INCLUDES AN ELECTRICAL SWITCH START INSTEAD OF THE CONVENTIONAL KICK START AND EXTRA POWER TO RUN THE ENGINE WHEN THE MACHINE IS STATIONARY.

THE FOUR STROKE PETROL ENGINE IS SHAFT DRIVEN INSTEAD OF CHAIN DRIVEN.

AN ANTI-DIP FRONT SUSPENSION ALLOWS THE MACHINE TO BE STOPPED SAFELY AND QUICKLY FROM HIGH SPEEDS.

LIGHTING INCLUDES WARNING LIGHTS, TWO PATROL LIGHTS AT THE FRONT AND A STEM LIGHT AT THE BACK AND BLUE PULASTOR LIGHT.

THERE ARE HYDRAULIC BRAKES FOR BOTH FROM REAR WHEELS.

THE SPEEDOMETER CAN BE FROZEN BY THE DRIVER TO RECORD SPEEDING OFFENCES.

THE MACHINE INCLUDES MODIFICATIONS SPECIFIED BY THE FORCE IN ITS RADIO EQUIPMENT AND TYRES.

’’CERTAIN TYRES PERFORM IN HONG KONG BETTER THAN OTHERS,” SAID MR APLIN. ’’THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ALL WEATHER TYRE, ALTHOUGH SOME TYRES PERFORM BETTER THAN OTHERS IN ALL WEATHERS.

/•'WE HAVE .......

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”WE HAVE SOME TRICKY ROAD SURFACES IN HONG KONG, PARTICULARLY AFTER LONG PERIODS OF DRY WEATHER, WHEN RAIN CAN PRODUCE A SLICK ON ROADS.

MR APLIN SAID THE WIDTH AND HEIGHT OF THE SADDLE HAD ALSO BEEN AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION IN THE CHOICE OF THE NEW MACHINE.

” IT WAS A CONDITION OF THE TENDER THAT WE SHOULD HAVE ONE ON TEST. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR FORCE MOTOR CYCLISTS, WHO SPEND LONG HOURS IN THE SADDLE, TO BE COMFORTABLE. THEY SHOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO REST THEIR FEET ON THE GROUND WHILE ASTRIDE THE MACHINE WITHOUT DISCOMFORT.

’’THE OLD BIKE HAS SERVED US WELL BUT THE NEW MODEL IS A DEFINITE IMPROVEMENT AND A PURPOSE BUILT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.”

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CIVIC EDUCATION FOR KOWLOON CITY RESIDENTS

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A CIVIC EDUCATION TRAINING SCHEME HAS BEEN ORGANISED FOR KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT RESIDENTS.

THE SCHEME, WHICH STARTS TOMORROW (FRIDAY), IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE KOWLOON CITY AND SAI TAU AREA COMMITTEES.

EIGHTY-EIGHT PARTICIPANTS, AGED BETWEEN 16 AND 40, WILL FIRST ATTEND TWO SEMINARS GIVEN BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND LECTURERS FROM THE TWO UNIVERSITIES.

THE ACTING KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER. MISS DIANA TONGCHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, MR WONG SIK-KONG, AND THE CHAIRMAN CF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE SCHEME, MR LAU TAK, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY AT 7.30 PM TOMORROW.

FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY, MISS TONG AND A LECTURER FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, MR LEUNG YAT-MING, WILL GIVE TALKS ON +CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES*.

ON OCTOBER 25 (FRIDAY), A CHINESE UNIVERSITY LECTURER, MR WONG.WANG-FAT, WHO IS ALSO A NEWLY ELECTED LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER, WILL GIVE A TALK ON THE +POLITICAL SYSTEM IN HONG KONG*.

ANOTHER SPEAKER, THE KOWLOON CITY YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICER OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, MRS TERESA LEUNG, WILL TALK ON +PARTIC I PAT I ON IN SOCIAL WORK* ON THE SAME EVENING.

/after the.......

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1985

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AFTER THE SEMINARS, PARTICIPANTS WILL JOIN A TWO-DAY CAMP ON LANTAU ISLAND ON NOVEMBER 2 AND 3, IN wHICH THERE WILL BE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND DISCUSSIONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION SCHEME, AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, 141 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, AT 7.30 PI. TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

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WORKERS INVITED TO ENTER SONG CONTEST

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WORKERS IN THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT ARE BEING INVITED TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR MUSICAL TALENT IN A SINGING CONTEST ORGANISED SPECIALLY FOR THEM.

THE WORKERS SINGING CONTEST, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD’S INDUSTRIAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE AND THE SKH LADY MACLEHOSE CENTRE, IS TO ENCOURAGE WORKERS TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND TO PROVIDE THEM WITH THE OPPORTUNITY OF TESTING THEIR TALENT.

THE WINNER OF THE CONTEST WILL BE AWARDED 500, THE FIRST RUNNERS-UP SI 000 AND THE SECOND RUNNERS-UP $500. THERE WILL BE TWO SPECIAL PRIZES OF $300 EACH.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE SKH LADY MACLEHOSE CENTRE. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS NOVEMBER 18.

AS AN ENCOURAGEMENT FOR MORE WORKERS TO TAKE PART IN THE CONTEST, A PERFORMANCE BY SEVERAL SINGERS HAS BEEN ARRANGED THIS SUNDAY (OCTOBER 20) AT 6.30 PM AT THE SKH LADY MACLEHOSE CENTRE IN WO YI HOP ROAD.

KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BRIAN COAK, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD’S INDUSTRIAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, MR CHOI HING-SHUN WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE SINGING PERFORMANCE AT THE SKH LADY MACLEHOSE CENTRE THIS SUNDAY (OCTOBER 20).

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YUEN LONG SPORTS FESTIVAL STARTS SATURDAY * * *

THE 1985 YUEN LONG SPORTS FESTIVAL WILL BE DECLARED OPEN BY THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEw TERRITORIES, DR JAMES HAYES, ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 19) AFTERNOON AT THE YUEN LONG STADIUM.

RIGHT AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY THERE WILL BE A SOCCER MATCH BETWEEN THE HONG KONG WOMEN’S SOCCER ASSOCIATION AND THE SOUTH CHINA ELDERLY TEAM.

THE MATCH WILL BE THE FIRST EVENT IN THE 17-DAY FESTIVAL. ALL ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD IN YUEN LONG TOWN AND THE RURAL AREAS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 1985 YUEN LONG SPORTS FESTIVAL AT 4 PM SATURDAY (OCTOBER 19) AT THE YUEN LONG STADIUM, TAI YUK ROAD, YUEN LONG.

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ESSAY AY TO CIVIC INTEREST

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YOUNG PEOPLE LIVING IN THE ISLANDS DISTRICT ARE BEING INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE TO A CHINESE ESSAY COMPETITION, ORGANISED IN SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR AND ITS THEME OF: +PART ICI PAT ION, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE*.

INITIATED BY THE ISLANDS DISTRICT ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR IYY, THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO STUDENT AND OPEN SECTIONS, TO WHICH PARTICIPANTS MAY CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN ONE ESSAY OF ANY LENGTH ON CERTAIN CIVIC THEMES.

IN THE STUDENT SECTION, PARTICIPANTS MAY CHOOSE EITHER OR BOTH CF THE SUBJECTS: +UNDERSTANDI NG HONG KONG+, OR +THE IMPORTANCE OF CIVIC EDUCATION FOR YOUTHS*.

IN THE OPEN SECTION, THE SUBJECTS ARE: +ISLANDS DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EYES OF YOUTHS* OR +YOUTHS’ CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES* AND CONTRIBUTORS MAY DEAL WITH BOTH.

THE ESSAYS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TOGETHER WITH PERSONAL PARTICULARS BY OCTOBER 25 TO THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE (20TH FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, CENTRAL) OR THROUGH THE SCHOOLS CF STUDENT CONTRIBUTORS.

TROPHIES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNERS IN EACH SECTION.

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YOUTH DEBATE COMPETITION * * * *

A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE HONG KONG YOUTH DEBATE COMPETITION WILL BE HELD AT 4.30 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT BROADCASTING HOUSE, RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG.

THE COMPETITION, WITH 28 SECONDARY SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING, IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NORTH POINT KAIFONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION AND RTHK, AND SPONSORED BY THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

PRESIDENT OF THE NORTH POINT KAIFONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION, MADAM ANITA CHAN, ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (TELEVISION) OF RTHt\, MISS MARIA WAN, AND PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON), MR GREGORY LEUNG, WILL BE AT THE CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE COMPETITION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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SHAU KEI WAN, TAIKOO SHING TRAFFIC CHANGES

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TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FLYOVER LINKING KORNHILL AND THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR ( IEC), TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IN FORCE IN SHAU KEI WAN AND TAIKOO SHING.

IN SHAU KEI WAN, THE SECTIONS OF SHAU KEI WAN ROAD AND KING’S ROAD BETWEEN TAI CHEUNG STREET AND THE ACCESS ROAD TO SAI WAN TERRACE WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES DAILY ON SUNDAY (OOCTOBER 20) AND OCTOBER 27, FROM 0.15 AM TO 6 AM. HOWEVER, FRANCHISED BUSES AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THESE ROAD SECTIONS FROM 0.15 AM TO 1.45 AM AND FROM 4.45 AM TO 6 AM.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES TRAVELLING BETWEEN SHAU KEI WAN AND QUARRY BAY WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE IEC- WHILE VEHICLES TRAVELLING TO AND FROM TAIKOO SHING MAY TRAVEL VIA WESTLANDS ROAD CR THE .IEC.

TO ENABLE PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES TO PLY BETWEEN QUARRY BAY AND SHAU KEI WAN DURING THE CLOSURE, THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE WESTLANDS ROAD; THE SLIP ROAD LEADING OFF TAIKOO WAN ROAD TO THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF THE IEC; AND THE SLIP ROAD LEADING OFF TAI HONG STREET TO THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF THE IEC BETWEEN 1.45 AM AND 4.45 AM.

/THS SERVICE

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THE SERVICE OF CMB ROUTE 82 ON OCTOBER 19 AND 26 WILL BE CURTAILED EARLIER THAN USUAL AND THE LAST DEPARTURE FROM CHAI WAN AND NORTH POINT FERRY WILL BE 1 AM AND 1.30 AM RESPECTIVELY.

TAIKOO SHING ROAD BETWEEN TAI WING AVENUE AND SHAU KEI WAN ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DAILY FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 21), WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 23) AND THURSDAY (OCTOBER 24).

DURING THE CLOSURE, THE FOLLOWING MEASURES WILL BE IN FORCE:

* VEHICLES FROM NORTH POINT AND SHAU KEI WAN WILL HAVE TO ENTER OR LEAVE TAIKOO SHING VIA THE IEC.

* VEHICLES FROM QUARRY BAY SHOULD ENTER OR LEAVE TAIKOO SHING VIA KING’S ROAD AND WESTLANDS ROAD.

* VEHICLES FROM SAI WAN HO SHOULD ENTER TAIKOO SHING VIA KING’S ROAD AND WESTLANDS ROAD, AND LEAVE VIA THE IEC, THE SHAU KEI WAN INTERCHANGE, NAM ON LANE AND SHAU KEI WAN ROAD.

* BUSES ON CMB ROUTE 21 BOUND FOR TAIKOO SHING WILL BY-PASS QUARRY BAY AND PROCEED TO TAIKOO SHING VIA THE HEALTHY STREET INTERCHANGE AND THE IEC; WHILE ON WESTBOUND JOURNEYS, THEY WILL LEAVE TAIKOO SHING VIA WESTLANDS ROAD.

* THE TERMINUS FOR CMB ROUTE 83 IN TAIKOO SHING WILL BE RELOCATED TO YAU MAN STREET IN QUARRY BAY. THE SERVICE WILL BE REROUTED VIA KING’S ROAD, GREIG ROAD AND YAU MAN STREET.

* THE MORNING SERVICE OF CMB ROUTE 720 AND 781 AFTER 10 AM WILL BY-PASS TAIKOO SHING AND BE DIVERTED VIA THE IEC.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN KOWLOON FOR FESTIVAL ******

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 20) AND TUESDAY (OCTOBER 22) FOR THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL:

THESE ARE:

* THE +N0 PARKING* RESTRICTIONS ON CHING CHEUNG ROAD WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAYS.

/* WING MING......

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1985

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K WING MING STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM.

K THE PARKING SPACES IN KING LAM STREET, WING HONG STREET AND YU CHAU WEST STREET WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM.

# THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED TO USE CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YEE KUK WEST STREET AND KING LAM STREET FOR ACCESS TO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY ABOVE CHING CHEUNG ROAD. PARKING FACILITIES ARE VERY LIMITED AND THE PUBLIC IS STRONGLY ADVISED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

* THE PUBLIC VISITING THE HAMMER HILL CEMETERY IS ADVISED TO USE LUNG CHEUNG ROAD, THE PO KONG VILLAGE INTERCHANGE AND PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD BECAUSE TRAFFIC CONGESTION IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR AT HAMMER HILL ROAD JUNCTION WITH LUNG CHEUNG ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1985

CONTENTS RAGE NO.

STEPPED UP EFFORTS URGED AGAINST JENKINS BILL................. 1

SIR JOHN OPENS NEW HK ELECTRIC FACILITY....................... 2

U.S. BUSINESSMEN SHOW FAITH IN HK ............................ 3

'COMPUTERS BRING NEW DIMENSION TO TRADING1 ................... 3

PLANS FOR POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING OUTLINED ............. 4

$20 000 CHIT-FUND LIMIT PROPOSED ............................. 6

NENDICK APPOINTED TO MPRC BOARD .............................. 6

SERVICES EXCLUDED FROM SCHEME OF CONTROL ..................... 7

DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN CHANGES ANNOUNCED................... 7

UK AMBULANCE CONSULTANT ARRIVES .............................. 8

PASSING ON BED'S POWER TO DELEGATE............................ 9

PEDDER STREET UNDERPASS PLANNED .............................. 9

FORUM ON HOUSING SUBSIDY...................................... 10

NEW AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE SYSTEM INTRODUCED .................... 11

NEW BUILDINGS FEATURE IN STAMPS .............................. 12

MENTAL HEALTH EXHIBITION IN SHA TIN .......................... 12

FIREMEN C0MC1IDED FOR RESCUE WORK ............................ 13

FISHING COMPETITION OFF LAMMA ISLAND ......................... 13

BI-LINGUAL DRAMA SHOW IN SHA TIN ............................. 14

NEW ID CARD VISITING SERVICE FOR ISLANDS ..................... 15

15 RECEIVE CERTIFICATES FOR ENGLISH .......................... 16

FRFR EASTERN ARTS EVENTS OFFERED ............................. 16

250 TAKING PART IN SWIM GALA.................................. 17

NEW CLUBHOUSE FOR KAIFONG ASSOCIATION ........................ 18

LAUNCHING OF COUNTRYSIDE FIRE-FIGHTING CAMPAIGN .............. 18

TELEGAMES MATCH TO ROUND OFF YOUTH FESTIVAL .................. 19

HOLIDAY HOURS FOR RSD LIBRARIES .............................. 19

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1985

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STEPPED UP EFFORTS URGED AGAINST JENKINS BILL *****

AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN IN HONG KONG WERE URGED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR ERIC HO, TO STEP UP THEIR LOBBYING EFFORTS AGAINST THE JENKINS BILL, NOW BEFORE THE SENATE.

SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MR HO SAID: +MAY I ENCOURAGE YOU ALL WHO HAVE VOTING RIGHTS IN THE U.S., OR HAVE FRIENDS OR TRADING PARTNERS WHO HAVE THEM, TO USE ALL YOUR INFLUENCE TO BRING HOME THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE TO SENATORS WHO WILL IN THE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS CONSIDER THE BILL.

* IT IS A BAD BILL, WHICH IS INIMICAL TO THE INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND HER FRIENDS AND TRADING PARTNERS IN THIS REGION;

* IT IS A BAD BILL WHICH MIGHT CREATE SOME JOBS IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY, BUT WHICH WOULD CERTAINLY COST OTHERS IN THE IMPORT AS WELL AS EXPORT RELATED INDUSTRIES OF THE UNITED STATES; AND

* IT IS A BAD BILL BASED ON MISINFORMATION WHICH SENDS A MESSAGE OF SHORTSIGHTED MISUNDERSTANDING TO THE WORLD.*

MR HO SAID HE APPRECIATED THE EFFORTS OF AMCHAM IN HONG KONG TO PROMOTE RECOGNITION OF HONG KONG’S GOOD TRADE PRACTICES IN THE PAST YEAR, AND TO OPPOSE THE JENKINS BILL.

+THIS WAS MOST APPARENT DURING THE RECENT VISITS TO HONG KONG BY SENATOR DOLE AND CONGRESSMAN GIBBONS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DELEGATIONS.

+ 1 AM CERTAIN THAT THE PRESENTATIONS MADE BY YOUR ESTEEMED CHAMBER TO THE TWO DELEGATIONS CARRIED GREAT WEIGHT AND GAVE ADDITIONAL CREDIBILITY TO THE EFFORTS OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT.

+THERE HAVE OF COURSE BEEN MANY OTHER OCCASIONS WHEN THE CHAMBER HAS ASSISTED OUR EFFORTS, INCLUDING A SUBMISSION ON HONG KONG’S TRADE PRACTICES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE GSP REVIEW,* « SAID.

AS REGARDS PROTECTIONIST SENTIMENTS IN THE U.S., MR HO SAID THERE WERE MORE ENCOURAGING DEVELOPMENTS AS WELL.

FIRST, THE PRESIDENT AND THE ADMINISTRATION HAVE SET THEMSELVES AGAINST PROTECTIONISM, AND A MORE VIGOROUS APPROACH TO REMOVING NON-TARIFF BARRIERS TO U.S. EXPORTS HAS BEEN INITIATED BY THE PRESIDENT.

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+AS PRIME MINISTER LEE OBSERVED IN HIS ADDRESS TO THE CONGRESS A FEW DAYS AGO, YOUR SUCCESS IN FORCING OPEN SOME OF THESE MARKETS SHOULD BENEFIT THOSE OF US WHO HAVE OPEN MARKETS BUT FACE THE SAME OBSTACLES TO OUR EXPORTS,+ HE SAID.

SECOND, PRESIDENT REAGAN HAS INDICATED THAT HE IS WILL I NG TO WORK WITH CONGRESS TO DEVISE SOLUTIONS TO TRADE PROBLEMS.

THIRD IS THE PRESIDENT’S COMMITMENT TO WORKING WITHIN OR IMPROVING THE GATT, AND ACHIEVING THIS THROUGH THE PROPOSED NEW ROUND OF MULTILATERAL NEGOTIATIONS.

HONG KONG OF COURSE SUPPORTS ANY INITIATIVE THAT AIMS AT RESTORING, MAINTAINING AND STRENGTHENING THE INTERNATIONAL TRADING SYSTEM.

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SIR JOHN OPENS NEW HK ELECTRIC FACILITY

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ENERGY IN ALL ITS FORMS WAS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE TO HONG KONG, AND A RELIABLE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY WAS A BASIC ESSENTIAL, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) AT THE OPENING OF THE HONGKONG ELECTRIC CO. LTD.’S SYSTEM CONTROL CENTRE AT THE COMPANY’S OPERATIONAL HEADQUARTERS IN AP LEI CHAU.

SIR JOHN SAID THAT WHILE THE TECHNICALITIES AND SOPHISTICATION CF HONG KONG’S POWER SYSTEMS RARELY CAUGHT THE HEADLINES, AS PEOPLE WERE MORE INTERESTED IN TARIFFS, AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM CONTROL CENTRE WAS A VITAL PART OF ELECTRICITY GENERATION AND SUPPLY BECAUSE IT ENSURED THAT THE RISE AND FALL IN DEMAND WERE MET SO THAT THE POWER SUPPLY WAS MAINTAINED AND RELIABLE.

APART FROM THE ADVANCED EQUIPMENT THAT MADE UP THE CENTRE, THERE WAS AN EMERGENCY REPORTING CENTRE WHICH RECEIVED AND ATTENDED TO TELEPHONE CALLS FROM CONSUMERS ON ANY ABNORMAL OCCURRENCE IN THE SUPPLY SYSTEM.

+THE CUSTOMERS’ INTERESTS ARE SAFEGUARDED,+ SIR JOHN SAID.

SPEAKING OF THE TIME NEEDED TO IDENTIFY A CABLE FAULT AND SUBSEQUENTLY TO RESTORE SUPPLY, HE SAID:+THERE IS A WORLD CF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACHIEVING THIS IN ONE-AND-A-HALF HOURS UNDER THE PREVIOUS CONTROL SYSTEM, AND THE FIVE-TO-1O MINUTES NOW POSSIBLE.*

SIR JOHN CONGRATULATED THE HONGKONG ELECTRIC COMPANY ON ITS f£W FACILITY AND ITS FAP-SIGHTEDNESS AND CONFIDENCE IN INVESTING TO MEET THE INCREASING AND CHANGING DEMAND OF HONG KONG.

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U.S. BUSINESSMEN SHOW FAITH IN HK X * * *

AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN HAVE ALWAYS MAINTAINED THE R CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG AS AN ATTRACTIVE AND PROFITABLE PLACE IN WHICH TO DO BUSINESS, THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR JOHN YAXLEY SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF A NEW AMERICAN MANUFACTURING PLANT IN HONG KONG - ROCHESTER BUTTON.

♦THIS US$2 MILLION INVESTMENT IS A FURTHER EXAMPLE OF THE CONTINUING OVERSEAS INTEREST IN HONG KONG AS A MANUFACTURING BASE, AND A SIGN THAT ROCHESTER IS YET ANOTHER COMPANY THAT APPRECIATES THE ADVANTAGES AND ATTRACTIONS OF OPERATING HERE,+ M? YAXLEY SAID.

HE SAID THE AMERICAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY HAD ALWAYS BEEN IMPORTANT TO HONG KONG, AND TODAY THE UNITED STATES WAS BY FAR HONG KONG’S LARGEST OVERSEAS INVESTOR AND ITS PRINCIPAL EXPORT MARKET.

IN 1984, 54 PER CENT OF TOTAL OVERSEAS INVESTMENT IN MANUFACTURING CAME FROM THE U.S. AND IN THE SAME YEAR THAT COUNTRY TOOK 44 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S TOTAL EXPORTS.

MORE THAN 800 COMPANIES WITH UNITED STATES CONNECTIONS ARE REGISTERED IN HONG KONG. THIS NUMBER INCLUDES 75 WHOLLY OWNED MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS AND ANOTHER 51 JOINT VENTURE OPERATIONS.

AMERICAN FIRMS ARE PARTICULARLY PROMINENT IN THE ELECTRONICS, TOYS AND SERVICE INDUSTRIES.

U.S. MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN HONG KONG EMPLOY NEARLY IO 000 WORKERS OR ONE IN FIVE OF OUR TOTAL MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE.

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'COMPUTERS BRING NEW DIMENSION TO TRADING’

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THE BARRIERS OF TIME AND SPACE BETWEEN BUYERS AND SELLERS IN BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS HAVE NOW BEEN ELIMINATED BY ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF DATA FROM ONE COUNTRY TO ANOTHER, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

SIR DAVID WAS SPEAKING AFTER THE PREMIER VIEWING OF THE TRADE FACILITATION COUNCIL FILM, +THE TRADE DATA REVOLUTION+, WHICH SHOWED WORLDWIDE CHANGES IN DATA TRANSMISSION AND RAPID PROGRESS IN ELECTRONIC TRADE DATA EXCHANGE.

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TRADITIONALLY, SIR DAVID SAID, TRADE FACILITATION HAD CONCENTRATED ON +WAYS AND MEANS TO SIMPLIFY INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL TRADE DOCUMENTS AND PROCEDURES*.

THE ADVANCE OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, HE SAID, HAD BROUGHT +A NEW DIMENSION* TO TRADING BY MAKING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TRADING PARTNERS ♦ INSTANTANEOUS AND EXACT*.

SIR DAVID SAID THAT SIMPLIFYING AND REMOVING BARRIERS TO TRADE WAS NOT SO EASY AS IT SOUNDED.

+THERE IS HUMAN RESISTANCE TO CHANGE, PARTICULARLY IN SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESS OPERATIONS WHICH TEND TO STICK TO OLD AND TRIED PROCEDURES.*

THE TRADE FACILITATION COUNCIL SOUGHT TO BREAK DOWN THIS RESISTANCE, AND TO DEMONSTRATE BY PERSUASION THE +REMARKABLE RESULTS* THAT COULD BE ACHIEVED WITH NEW METHODS AND PROCEDURES.

SIR DAVID SAID THAT +AT THIS TIME OF INCREASING PROTECTIONISM* ANYTHING THAT COULD BE DONE TO FACILITATE TRADE DESERVED HELP, AND HE CALLED ON +THE TRADING AND MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY* TO GIVE ALL THE HELP THEY COULD AND THE *NECESSARY FINANCE* TO THE COUNCIL, SO THAT IT COULD +EXTEND ITS SERVICES MORE WIDELY*.

+TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF AN INCREASINGLY COMPETITIVE AND RESTRICTIVE TRADING ENVIRONMENT, HONG KONG MUST MAINTAIN ITS EFFICIENCY AND VERSATILITY,* HE SAID.

HONG KONG, SIR DAVID SAID, HAD STARTED WORK ON TRADE FACILITATION IN THE 1960’S WHICH HAD BY 1981 EVOLVED INTO THE INDEPENDENT TRADE FACILITATION COUNCIL OF TODAY.

SIR DAVID WISHED THE COUNCIL +EVERY SUCCESS IN ITS WORK*.

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PLANS FOR POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING OUTLINED ******

THE GOVERNMENT IS ACTIVELY PURSUING ITS SEARCH FOR A PROMINENT ACADEMIC TO CHAIR THE WORKING PARTY ON POSTGRADUATE TRAINING FOR THE MEDICAL PROFESSION IN HONG KONG.

DISCLOSING THIS AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY TODAY (FRIDAY), THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR RUDY KHOO SAID IT WAS ANTICIPATED THAT THE WORKING PARTY WOULD START TO FUNCTION SOME TIME NEXT YEAR.

+AND IF ALL GOES ACCORDING TO PLAN, A POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION BODY WILL BE FORMED BY 1988-89,+ HE ADDED.

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DR KHOO NOTED THAT IN THE PAST YEAR THERE HAD BEEN CONSIDERABLE INTEREST AMONG MEMBERS OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONS IN THE ORGANISATION CF POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION IN HONG KONG.

THIS INTEREST, HE SAID, WAS STIMULATED BY THE WINDS OF CHANGE THAT WERE BLOWING ACROSS HONG KONG IN PREPARATION FOR 1997, WHEN HONG KONG BECAME A SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION.

+DOCTORS ARE ANXIOUS THAT HONG KONG WILL NEED TO ESTABLISH ITS OWN POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION SYSTEM BY THAT TIME,+ HE SAID.

HE SAID IT WAS VITALLY IMPORTANT FOR HONG KONG TO SET UP A STRONG AND INTERNATIONALLY-RECOGNISED POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL AND CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION SYSTEM.

THE IDEA TO SET UP THE WORKING PARTY WAS DISCUSSED AND ENDORSED BY THE MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MDAC) AT ITS LAST MEETING.

THE COMMITTEE HAD ADVISED THAT THE WORKING PARTY SHOULD BE CHAIRED BY AN OVERSEAS PERSON, WHO SHOULD BE AN ACADEMICIAN WITH CONSIDERABLE EXPERIENCE IN POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND WITH A KNOWLEDGE OF THE VARIOUS SYSTEMS IN EXISTENCE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD.

IT WAS ALSO PROPOSED THAT MEMBERSHIP OF THE WORKING PARTY SHOULD INCLUDE A WIDE SECTION OF THE PROFESSION, SUCH AS FROM THE GOVERNMENT, UNIVERSITIES, SUBVENTED HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS.

DR KHOO SAID THAT THE WORKING PARTY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO DO ITS WORK AND TO SUBMIT RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNMENT ON AN APPROPRIATE SYSTEM FOR HONG KONG.

EXPLAINING THE WORKING PARTY’S TERMS OF REFERENCE, DR KHOO SAID IT WOULD BE ASKED TO RECOMMEND A COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM FOR POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION THAT WOULD INCLUDE TRAINING, SETTING STANDARDS, CONDUCTING LOCAL EXAMINATIONS, AWARDING DIPLOMAS, ACCREDITING PROGRAMMES OF TRAINING AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE FUNDING OF THE SYSTEM.

REGARDING THE PRESENT POSITION OF POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION IN HONG KONG, HE SAID THAT BECAUSE OF HEAVY RELIANCE ON THE MEDICAL ROYAL COLLEGES AND OTHcR OVERSEAS POSTGRADUATE BODIES, HONG KONG DID NOT HAVE A SYSTEM TO ORGANISE, ADMINISTER, ACCREDIT AND FUND POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION.

THE WORKING PARTY, HE SAID, WOULD BE EXAMINING THE SYSTEMS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, SINGAPORE, AUSTRALIA, THE UNITED STATES AND SO ON.

AFTER TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION TO SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH PREVAILED IN HONG KONG, THE WORKING PARTY WOULD MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHAT IT REGARDED AS THE MOST APPROPRIATE SYSTEM FOR HONG KONG.

IT WAS, THEREFORE, TOO PREMATURE TO TALK ABOUT AN ACADEMY CF MEDICINE FOR HONG KONG, HE ADDED.

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$20 000 CHIT-FUND LIMIT PROPOSED

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THE GOVERNMENT IS PROPOSING TO DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WHICH CAN BE COLLECTED FOR THE COMMON FUND OF A PRIVATE CHIT-FUND, TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF INFLATION SINCE 1972 WHEN THE AMOUNT WAS SET AT $10 000.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE PENALTY FOR A NUMBER OF OFFENCES UNDER THE CHIT-FUND BUSINESSES (PROHIBITION) ORDINANCE WOULD ALSO BE RAISED FROM $10 000 TO $20 000.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE ORDINANCE WAS ENACTED IN MAY 1972 TO PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF COMMERCIAL CHITFUND COMPANIES WHICH FLOURISHED IN HONG KONG BETWEEN 1970 AND 1972.

HOWEVER, IN VIEW OF THE LONG TRADITION AND POPULARITY OF CHIT-FUNDS AS A FORM OF SAVING AMONG RELATIVES AND FRIENDS, PRIVATE CHIT-FUNDS HAVE BEEN ALLOWED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

IN ADDITION TO THE LIMIT ON THE COMMON FUND, THE NUMBER

CF PARTICIPANTS CANNOT EXCEED 30, THE OPERATOR MUST NOT BE OPERATING ANOTHER CHIT-FUND AT THE SAME TIME, AND MUST NOT HAVE ANY BENEFIT OTHER THAN THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE THE FIRST SUBSCRIPTION FREE OF INTEREST.

TO SIMPLIFY THE PROCEDURE FOR REVISING THE MONETARY LIMIT FOR THE COMMON FUND, THE GOVERNMENT ALSO PROPOSES THAT IN FUTURE THE LIMIT CAN BE CHANGED BY RESOLUTION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

THESE PROPOSALS ARE CONTAINED IN AN AMENDMENT BILL, PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY AND SCHEDULED FOR FIRST READING ON NOVEMBER 6.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO HAVE ANY COMMENT MAY WRITE TO UMELCO AT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING, JACKSON ROAD, CENTRAL, OR TO THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG.

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NENDICK APPOINTED TO MTRC BOARD

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THE GOVERNOR HAS APPOINTED MR DAVID NENDICK TO THE BOARD OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION WITH EFFECT FROM NOVEMBER 1, 1985.

MR NENDICK IS REPLACING MR D.W.A. BLYE, ONE OF THE FOUNDER MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, WHO IS RETIRING AFTER 10 YEARS OF SERVICE. MR NENDICK WILL SUCCEED MR BLYE AS THE SECRETARY FOR MONETARY AFFAIRS IN EARLY NOVEMBER.

THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, WHICH IS CHAIRED BY MR WILFRID NEWTON, ARE MR OSWALD CHEUNG, MR G.M. MACWHINNIE, MR W.C.L. BROWN, C.H. TUNG, MR P.K. YEUNG, THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT AND THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE CORPORATION.

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SERVICES EXCLUDED FROM SCHEME OF CONTROL

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THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS ENDORSED A PROPOSAL TO EXCLUDE DATA PROCESSING AND RELATED SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE HONG KONG TELEPHONE COMPANY FROM ITS SCHEME OF CONTROL.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THESE SERVICES, WHICH ARE NOT PROVIDED ON A MONOPOLY BASIS AND ARE NOT PART OF THE BASIC TELEPHONE SERVICE, WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY A SUBSIDIARY OF THE COMPANY.

♦THE EXCLUSION FROM THE SCHEME OF CONTROL OF THIS TYPE CF SERVICE WILL NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT THE BASIC SERVICE OF THE COMPANY AND NO EXTRA CHARGES WILL FALL ON THE USERS OF THE BASIC TELEPHONE NETWORK. GOVERNMENT WILL MONITOR THE SITUATION TO ENSURE THAT THE NEW SUBSIDIARY WILL BEAR ITS PROPER SCHEME OF COSTS AND IS NOT SUBSIDISED BY OTHER SERVICES STILL SUBJECT TO THE SCHEME,+ HE SAID.

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DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN CHANGES ANNOUNCED * * * *

THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT CHA KWO LING, YAU TONG, LEI YUE MUN OUTLINE ZONING PLAN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD EXPLAINED THAT AMENDMENTS WERE NEEDED TO INCORPORATE INTO THE PLAN THE PROPOSED LAM TIN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE SOUTH EXTENSION.

AN AREA OF SOME 32 HECTARES LOCATED TO THE NORTH OF KO CHIU ROAD ESTATE HAS BEEN REZONED FROM ’GREEN BELT’ TO ACCOMMODATE THE PROPOSED ESTATE.

THIS ESTATE IS DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE ABOUT 31 OOO PEOPLE IN 8 700 FLATS. IT WILL BE SELF-SUFFICIENT IN THE PROVISION OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND OPEN SPACE. CONSTRUCTION WILL START IN LATE 1988 AND WILL BE COMPLETED IN PHASES.

ANOTHER MAJOR AMENDMENT INVOLVES THE EXTENSION OF THE ORIGINAL BOUNDARY TO INCLUDE THE AREA BOUNDED BY CHA KWO LING AND LEI YUE MUN ROAD AT SAI TSO WAN.

THE KWUN TONG CIVIC CENTRE CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED IN THIS AREA, COMPRISES A WIDE RANGE OF GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTION AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES INCLUDING POLYCLINIC, COMMUNITY HALL, POST OFFICE, MAGISTRACY AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE LAND USES ON A LARGE PART OF THIS EXTENSION AREA WERE STILL UNDER PLANNING TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE POSSIBLE ROAD NETWORK ASSOCIATED WITH THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING LANDFALL AT CHA KWO LING AND THE EXISTING OIL DEPOT IN KWUN TONG.

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+FOR THIS REASON THIS AREA HAS BEEN ZONED ’UNDETERMINED’ AND ALL USES PROPOSED IN THIS ZONE WILL REQUIRE THE APPROVAL OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD,+ HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THE NOTES ATTACHED TO THE PLAN HAD BEEN REVISED TO STREAMLINE THE PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL USES IN COMPOSITE BUILDINGS IN AREAS ZONED AS ’RESIDENTIAL (GROUP A)’ AND ’COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTI AL’. OPPORTUNITY WAS ALSO TAKEN TO PERMIT MORE USES WITHIN THE ’COMMERCIAL’ ZONE.

THE AMENDMENT PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES:

* KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE, KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET, 3RD AND 4TH FLOORS, KOWLOON;

* PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE, HONG KONG; AND

* TOWN PLANNING DIVISION, LANDS DEPARTMENT, 4TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

OBJECTIONS TO THE AMENDMENTS SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO (HE SECRETARY, TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/O LANDS DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, BY NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER 7,

COPIES OF THE DRAFT PLAN ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MAP SALES SECTION, SURVEY DIVISION, LANDS DEPARTMENT, 5TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; AND THE KOWLOON MAP SALES SECTION, 382 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON AT $10 PER UNCOLOURED COPY AND $60 PER COLOURED COPY.

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UK AMBULANCE CONSULTANT ARRIVES

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MR ROBERT RAITT, THE BRITISH CONSULTANT ENGAGED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO REVIEW AMBULANCE SERVICE IN HONG KONG ARRIVED TODAY.

MR RAITT IS HEAD OF THE HEALTH OPERATIONAL RESEARCH UNIT, A PART OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN THE UNITED K INGDOM.

THE UNIT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1974 AND HAD UNDERTAKEN MORE THAN 30 STUDIES OF AMBULANCE SERVICES, IN THE UK AND OVERSEAS.

THE HONG KONG STUDY, wHICH WILL COVER MANY OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE AMBULANCE SERVICE, WILL TAKE ABOUT A YEAR DURING WHICH MR RAITT AND HIS TEAM WILL BE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE SERVICE.

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PASSING ON DBD’S POWER TO DELEGATE * * *

A BILL GIVING THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDING DEVELOPMENT THE RIGHT TO DELEGATE HIS POWERS AS BUILDING AUTHORITY TO ANY PUBLIC OFFICER HAS BEEN GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

KNOWN AS THE BUILDINGS (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL 1985, IT IS EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON NOVEMBER 6.

IT IS AIMED AT CLEARING UP ANOMALIES IN THE POWER OF DELEGATION CAUSED BY THE DEFEDERALISATION OF THE FORMER PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

UNDER SECTION 2 (2) OF THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE, THE DIRECTOR CF PUBLIC WORKS WAS EMPOWERED TO DELEGATE ANY DUTIES OR POWERS GRANTED TO THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TO ANY OFFICER OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

WHEN THE PWD WAS SPLIT INTO SIX SEPARATE DEPARTMENTS THIS POWER WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDING DEVELOPMENT AND OFFICERS OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

IT WAS, HOWEVER, FOUND NECESSARY FOR POWERS TO BE DELEGATED TO OFFICERS OF OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT REMOVES THE RESTRICTION ON DELEGATING SUCH POWERS OUTSIDE THE BDD.

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REDDER STREET UNDERPASS PLANNED M * *

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PLANS TO CONSTRUCT AN UNDERPASS AND ASSOCIATED ROAD WORKS AT CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL TO IMPROVE VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC BETWEEN JACKSON ROAD AND POTTINGER STREET.

THE PROJECT WILL INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN UNDERPASS ALONG CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND ITS JUNCTION WITH REDDER STREET AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE GROUND-LEVEL INTERCHANGE AT THE SAME JUNCTION.

EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAYS OF CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE REALIGNED TO SUIT THE UNDERPASS.

IMPROVEMENT WILL BE MADE TO THE CONNAUGHT ROAD-EDINBURGH PLACE-CONNAUGHT PLACE JUNCTION WHILE THE STAR FERRY SUBWAY WILL BE EXTENDED TO MAKE ROOM FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK.

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AT THE SAME TIME, ROAD JUNCTIONS ALONG CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN JACKSON ROAD AND POTTINGER STREET, AND THE JUNCTION BETWEEN CONNAUGHT PLACE AND HARBOUR VIEW STREET WILL BE IMPROVED.

ALSO INCLUDED IS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE AT THE JUNCTION OF CONNAUGHT ROAD AND POTTINGER STREET TO PROVIDE SAFE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING.

THE PLAN, DRAWING AND SCHEME MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG- AT THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, HONG KONG NORTH, 12TH FLOOR, HARBOUR CENTRE, HARBOUR ROAD, HONG KONG- AND AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, HONG KONG.

OBJECTIONS TO THE WORKS OR THE USE, OR BOTH, SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS NOT LATER THAN DECEMBER 17.

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FORUM ON HOUSING SUBSIDY

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A DISTRICT FORUM ON THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING WILL BE HELD IN THE HALL OF THE TAI PO COMMUNITY CENTRE, 1/F., HEUNG SZE WUI STREET, TAI PO AT 3 PM ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 20).

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, AS WELL AS INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS IN THE DISTRICT HAVE BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND.

THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD WILL CONSOLIDATE AND REPORT ON PARTICIPANTS’ VIEWS TO THE DISTRICT BOARD.

NOTE TO ED I TORE:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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NEW AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE SYSTEM INTRODUCED * * * * *

POLICE HAVE INTRODUCED A NEW AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE SYSTEM WHICH ENABLES MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO CALL 999 OR THE LOCAL POLICE STATION AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON.

THE SENIOR STAFF OFFICER OF THE COMMUNICATIONS BRANCH, MANAGEMENT SERVICES WING, POLICE HEADQUARTERS, MR TONY ROBBINS, TODAY (FRIDAY) SAID, ”A PILOT SCHEME TO TEST THE PROTOTYPE TELEPHONE SYSTEM AT NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE OFFICES IS BEING CARRIED OUT.

’’THE WALL-MOUNTED TELEPHONE DEVICE HAS BEEN INSTALLED OUTSIDE THE WAH FU ESTATE AND VICTORIA PARK NPOS ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

’’INSTALLATION WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT AT THE NPOS AT LAM TIN ESTATE AND UN CHAU ESTATE IN KOWLOON AND SAM SHING ESTATE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.”

MR ROBBINS SAID THE PILOT SCHEME WAS AIMED AT TESTING THE SUITABILITY OF THE NEW SYSTEM UNDER VARIOUS CONDITIONS AND WEATHER. IT WILL BE EXTENDED TO ALL THE 150 NPOS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY BEFORE THE END OF NEXT YEAR.

THE SYSTEM COMPRISING A VERTICAL STEEL METAL PANEL MEASURING 320 CM AND 360 CM WITH TWO BUTTONS AND MICROPHONE AND LOUDSPEAKER COMPONENTS.

THE RED BUTTON LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT SIDE IS TO CALL 999 POLICE CONSOLE AND THE WHITE BUTTON ON THE OTHER SIDE THE LOCAL POLICE STATION.

MR ROBBINS EXPLAINED THAT A PERSON ’’SIMPLY HAS TO PUSH THE APPROPRIATE BUTTON AND THE SYSTEM WILL AUTOMATICALLY DIAL THE NUMBER.’’

THE BUTTON SHOULD BE CONTINUALLY PRESSED DURING THE PERIOD OF CONVERSATION WITH THE POLICE PARTY.

THE PROTOTYPE IS DESIGNED AND PRODUCED AT THE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH DIVISION WORKSHOP, POLICE HEADQUARTERS, AND ITS COMPONENTS INCLUDED A PROGRAMMED TELEPHONE CIRCUIT MODIFIED TO SUIT POLICE NEEDS.

THE ASSISTANT CHIEF POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER, MR TOMMY TSE, POINTED OUT THAT THE NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM WAS PART OF AN INTEGRATED POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS EFFORTS TO BETTER SERVE THE PUBLIC.

’’THE NPOS ARE NOT NORMALLY MANNED 24 HOURS AS MORE OFFICERS ARE BEING DEPLOYED FOR STREET PATROL AND THE NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM WILL DEFINITELY PROVIDE AN EASY MEANS FOR RESIDENTS TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE POLICE,” SAID MR TSE.

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NEW BUILDINGS FEATURE IN STAMPS

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NEW HONG KONG BUILDINGS WILL FEATURE IN A SET OF FOUR SPECIAL STAMPS TO BE ISSUED BY THE POST OFFICE ON NOVEMBER 27.

THE BUILDINGS APPEARNING IN THE STAMPS ARE: THE HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS - 50 CENTSl EXCHANGE SQUARE - SI.30» THE HONG KONG BANK HEADQUARTERS - $1.70? AND THE HONG KONG COLIStUM - $5, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ON SALE AT 50 CENTS EACH AT ALL POST OFFICES FROM NOVEMBER 13.

THE STAMPS WERE DESIGNED BY MR NICK JESSE AND PRINTED IN THE UN I TED KINGDOM.

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MENTAL HEALTH EXHIBITION IN SHA TIN X * X

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE WILL HOLD AN EXHIBITION ON MENTAL HEALTH FOR RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT FROM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO OCTOBER 26 AT THE NEW TOWN PLAZA.

THE EXHIBITION AIMS TO BETTER INFORM RESIDENTS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND OF THE COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION PROGRAMME.

AN OPENING CEREMONY AT 10.30 AM WILL BE JOINTLY PERFORMED BY SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS DR FANNY CHEUNG, MR CHING CHEUNG-YING AND MR NG KI NG-SI NG 5 THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION, DR RAYMOND WU; AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG DISCHARGED PRISONERS’ AID SOCIETY, MR FREDERICK YU.

THE EXHIBITS WILL INCLUDE ILLUSTRATIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF HALF-WAY HOUSES, AND WINNING ENTRIES IN ESSAY, POSTER-DESIGN AND CARTOON COMPETITIONS ON MENTAL HEALTH.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EXHIBITION TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE ATRIUM OF NEW TOWN PLAZE, AT 10.30 AM.

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FIREMEN COMMENDED FOR RESCUE WORK

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SIX FIREMEN WHO, +WORKING UNDER EXTREME DIFFICULTIES,* SAVED 12 WORKERS FROM A BLAZING BUILDING WERE COMMENDED TODAY BY THE CHIEF FIRE OFFICER, MR M. KINGDOM, +FOR THEIR PROFESSIONAL SKILL*.

IN MAKING THE PRESENTATION MR KINGDOM SAID THAT THE THIRD-ALARM FIRE HAD BROKEN OUT ON SEPTEMBER 9 AT 58 HUNG TO ROAD IN KWUN TONG. FIREMEN WHO RUSHED TO THE SCENE FOUND OBSTRUCTION CAUSED BY DISCARDED GOODS IN THE NARROW REAR LANE OF THE BUILDING. BUT DESPITE THIS, AND THE HEAT AND SMOKE FROM THE TURNTABLE LADDER MANAGED TO EXTEND THE LADDER TO THE PREMISES AND RESCUE THE TRAPPED WORKERS.

FIRE, THE CREW OF A SO AS TO GAIN ENTRY

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FISHING COMPETITION OFF LAMMA ISLAND X X X

PEOPLE WHO ENJOY FISHING wILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES IN A FISHING COMPETITION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG AMATEUR FISHING SOCIETY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNCIL SAID TODAY ENTRIES WOULD BE LIMITED TO 130 ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BAS IS.

+THE URBAN COUNCIL CUP FISHING COMPETITION 1985 WILL BE HELD OFF LAMMA ISLAND ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3.

+PART IC IPANTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO 25 TEAMS OF FOUR (“EMBERS EACH,* HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID PRIZES WOULD BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST THREE TEAMS WITH THE LARGEST CATCH, AND ALSO TO THE FISHERMAN WHO CAUGHT THE BIGGEST SINGLE FISH.

+ENTRY FEES ARE $100 PER PERSON, INCLUSIVE OF CHARGES FOR FISHING JUNKS AND BAIT.

+ENTRY FORMS ARE NO* AVAILABLE AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM AND THE HONG KONG AMATEUR FISHING SOCIETY. FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED ON TEL. 3-660442.+

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BI-LINGUAL DRAMA SHOW IN SHA TIN * * *

SHA TIN RESIDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY A BI-LINGUAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE BY THE CHUNG YING THEATRE COMPANY IN THE SUN TIN WAI COMMUNITY HALL TOMORROW (SATURDAY) EVENING.

THE PLAY +1 AM HONG KONG+ IN CANTONESE AND ENGLISH DEALS WITH LOCAL PEOPLE’S FEELINGS AND ATTITUDES OVER THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TERRITORY.

IT IS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION AND SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

THE SHOW IS THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF PERFORMANCES BY THE THEATRE COMPANY WHICH IS TOURING THE DISTRICT FOR ONE MONTH BETWEEN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER.

THE FIRST PERFORMANCE HELD EARLIER THIS MONTH WAS A HIT AND ATTRACTED MUCH INTEREST AMONG LOCAL RESIDENTS.

IN VARIOUS THE DATES, TIMES

SIX OTHER PERFORMANCES WILL BE PRESENTED COMMUNITY HALLS AND SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT.

AND VENUES ARE AS FOLLOW:

DATE TIME

OCTOBER 24 (THURSDAY) 8 PM

OCTOBER 25 (FRIDAY) 8 PM

OCTOBER 26 (SATURDAY) 8 PM

NOVEMBER 1 (FRIDAY) 8 PM

NOVEMBER 3 (SATURDAY) 2.30 PM

NOVEMBER 8 (FR IDAY) 8 PM

VENUE

K IANGSU-CHEKIANG COLLEGE (SHA TIN)

S.K.H. LAM KAU MOU SECONDARY

SCHOOL

POK HONG COMMUNITY HALL

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY COLLEGE (SHA TIN)

LUNG HANG ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE

BUDDHIST WONG WAN TIN COLLEGE

TICKETS AT $3 AND $5 ARE ON SALE AT THE OFFICE OF THE

SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION AT FLAT GO3, LUNG HANG ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE IN SHA TIN. THE OFFICE OPENS FOR BUSINESS BETWEEN

2 PM AND 6 PM FROM MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS.

AS EACH PERFORMANCE IS LIMITED TO 250 SEATS, PEOPLE ARE URGED TO MAKE ADVANCE BOOKINGS ON 0-6066552.

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NEW ID CARD VISITING SERVICE FOR ISLANDS * * * *

A SPECIAL VISITING SERVICE TO ASSIST IN THE APPLICATION CF NEW ID CARDS WILL BE PROVIDED ON LANTAU, CHEUNG CHAU AND LAMMA ISLANDS AND IN SAI KUNG FROM OCTOBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 16.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (FRIDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID, +THE SERVICE WILL HANDLE APPLICATIONS FROM MEN BORN BETWEEN 1918 AND 1932, WHO LIVE OR WORK IN THESE AREAS.+

THIS WILL BE THE FIFTH SUCH VISITING SERVICE INTRODUCED SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THE NEW ID CARD ISSUE SCHEME.

+THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING SUCH A SERVICE IS TO FACILITATE THE APPLICATION OF THOSE AFFECTED BY THE CURRENT PHASE OF THE SCHEME AND TO OFFER THOSE WHO HAVE MISSED THEIR TURN A LAST OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE VISITING SERVICE WILL OPERATE MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS, FROM 10 AM TO 1 PM AND 2 PM TO 4 PM, ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:

OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 9 MU I WO COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

BRANCH OFFICES, SOUTH LANTAU RD., MUI WO, LANTAU ISLAND.

CHEUNG CHAU RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE,

2 CHURCH ROAD, CHEUNG CHAU ISLAND.

SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE,

SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SECOND FLOOR, SAI KUNG.

NOVEMBER 11 - NOVEMBER 16 NORTH LAMMA RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE, YUNG SHU WAN MAIN STREET, LAMMA ISLAND.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO STATED THAT STARTING FROM OCTOBER 20 ALL OLD IDENTITY CARDS ISSUED TO MEN BORN BETWEEN 1933 AND 1947 WILL CEASE TO BE LEGAL DOCUMENTS.

ONLY A VERY SMALL NUMBER OF THESE CARD HOLDERS HAVE NOT YET COME FORWARD TO APPLY FOR THEIR NEW ID CARDS.

+MOST PROBABLY, THESE PEOPLE WERE AWAY FROM HONG KONG WHEN THEIR TURN CAME AND HAVE NOT YET RETURNED,* HE SAID. +HOWEVER, THEY ARE ADVISED TO MAKE THEIR APPLICATIONS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THEIR RETURN.*

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REITERATED THAT NO AMNESTY WOULD BE GRANTED TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, WHO WILL BE REPATRIATED UPON DETECTION.

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15 RECEIVE CERTIFICATES FOR ENGLISH

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FIFTEEN YOUNG MEN OF LAI KING TRAINING CENTRE WHO DID WELL IN AN ELEMENTARY ENGLISH EXAMINATION WERE TODAY (FRIDAY) PRESENTED WITH PITMAN CERTIFICATES BY THE ACTING EDUCATION OFFICER OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR CHEUNG KAI-KWONG.

THE RECIPIENTS STARTED STUDYING ENGLISH LAST YEAR WHILE STILL AT THE TRAINING CENTRE. THEY SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THE EXTERNAL EXAMINATION IN MAY THIS YEAR. TWO HAVE ALREADY BEEN DISCHARGED.

ANOTHER GROUP OF INMATES HAS BEGUN STUDYING FOR THE SAME COURSE.

UNDER THE TRAINING CENTRE’S PROGRAMME, INMATES HAVE TO UNDERGO HALF-DAY SCHOOLING AND HALF-DAY VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN VARIOUS TRADES. BESIDES ENGLISH, THEY ARE TAUGHT CHINESE, SOCIAL STUDIES, MORAL EDUCATION AND GENERAL SCIENCE.

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FREE EASTERN ARTS EVENTS OFFERED

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FREE CULTURAL AND ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS WILL BE OFFERED BY THE +EASTERN DISTRICT ARTS FOR ALL+ PROGRAMME TO BE HELD FROM NOVEMBER 17 UNTIL DECEMBER 7.

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (FRIDAY), THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL, MADAM CHRISTINA TING, SAID THERE WILL BE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE DURING THE THREE-WEEK PROGRAMME.

+ THE ACTIVITIES WILL SUIT THE DIFFERENT ARTISTIC TASTES AND INTERESTS OF THE PUBLIC WITH A MIXTURE OF WESTERN AND ORIENTAL EVENTS,+ SHE SAID.

+THERE WILL BE CHINESE OPERAS, ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCES, A SINGING CONTEST AND VARIETY SHOWS.

+OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE DEMONSTRATIONS ON FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS AND HANDICRAFT, TALKS ON DRAMA, AND AN EXHIBITION OF WINNING ENTRIES OF RECENT PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITIONS.+

MOST OF THE ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD IN VICTORIA PARK, AND AT VARIOUS COMMUNITY HALLS AND SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT.

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THE $160 000 +EASTERN DISTRICT ARTS FOR ALL+ PROGRAMME IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL AND THE URBAN COUNCIL, WITH THE HELP OF THE MUSIC OFFICE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND VARIOUS LOC-U ORGANISATIONS.

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE WERE EASTERN DISTR.CT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR SHUM CHOI-SANG, DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG, AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE URBAN COUNCIL.

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250 TAKING PART IN SWIM GALA

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ABOUT 250 CONTESTANTS WILL TAKE PART IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON AT THE VICTORIA PARK SWIMMING POOL.

ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION AND THE URBAN COUNCIL, AND SPONSORED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD, THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO NEN'S AND WOMEN’S SECTIONS.

THERE WILL BE ABOUT 60 EVENTS INCLUDING FREE STYLE. BACK STROKE, BUTTERFLY STROKE, BREAST STROKE, AND RELAY RACES.

MEMBERS OF 12 AREA COMMITTEES IN THE DISTRICT, AND TEAMS -ROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, WILL ALSO COMPETE IN INVITATION RACES BEFORE THE START OF THE DAY’S EVENT.

EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG, AND THE CHIEF MANAGER (LEISURE SERVICES). MR PETER RULL, WILL OFFICIATE AT AN OPENING CEREMONY AT 1.30 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1985

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NEW CLUBHOUSE FOR KAIFONG ASSOCIATION * * *

WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA, TODAY (FRIDAY) PRAISED THE HAPPY VALLEY AND CANAL ROAD DISTRICT KAIFONG 'WELFARE ASSOCIATION FOR ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY BY SUPPORTING VARIOUS GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGNS AND FOR ORGANISING NUMEROUS WELFARE AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE ASSOCIATION’S NEW CLUBHOUSE, MR GARCIA SAID KAIFONG WELFARE ASSOCIATIONS WERE A VALUABLE SOURCE IN PROMOTING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME.

+THE ASSOCIATION COULD FURTHER ASSIST THE GOVERNMENT IN PUBLICISING ITS MESSAGES AS WELL AS OBTAINING FEEDBACK FROM THE PUBLIC,* HE ADDED.

IT WAS HOPED THAT THE CLOSE CONTACT BETWEEN THE ASSOCIATION AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE WOULD BE MAINTAINED, HE ADDED.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WERE THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS DONNA WONG, AND OTHER COMMUNITY LEADERS.

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LAUNCHING OF COUNTRYSIDE FIRE-FIGHTING CAMPAIGN

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THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT WILL BE LAUNCHING A PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN TOMORROW (SATURDAY) ON PREVENTION OF COUNTRYSIDE FIRES.

OFFICIATING AT THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY AT 1.30 PM AT THE TWISK MANAGEMENT CENTRE IN TAI LAM COUNTRY PARK WILL BE THE DEPARTMENT’S ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (CONSERVATION AND COUNTRY PARKS), MR K.C. IU, THE DEPUTY CHIEF FIRE OFFICER (NEW TERRITORIES), NR K.C. LI, AND THE PRINCIPAL INFORMATION OFFICER (PROMOTIONS), NR PETER ALLEN.

THE CEREMONY WILL BE PRECEDED BY A HALF-DAY SEMINAR ON COUNTRYSIDE FIRE PREVENTION FOR 30 HIKER GROUP LEADERS AND A FIRE-FIGHTING DEMONSTRATION USING A RHKAAF HELICOPTER.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR AND THE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN LAUNCH ING.

TRANSPORT FOR THE MEDIA wILL LEAVE THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICEo, %>3 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON, AT 11 AM TOMORROW. LUNCH WILL ALSO EE PROVIDED.

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TELEGAMES MATCH TO ROUND OFF YOUTH FESTIVAL * * *

THE TWO-WEEK WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT IYY YOUTH FESTIVAL WILL END ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 20) WITH AN INTER-SCHOOL TELEGAMES MATCH AT MORSE PARK.

ABOUT 300 STUDENTS CHILDREN FROM KINDERGARTENS AND PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS WILL COMPLETE IN THE FIVE GAMES. THERE WILL ALSO BE A SEGMENT FOR PARENTS’ PARTICIPATION.

THE EVENT IS ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT IYY CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT’S SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE, AND CO-ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL. IT IS SPONSORED BY THE DISTR ICT BOARD.

OFFICIATING AT THE RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY WILL BE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS, MR STEPHEN CHEONG AND MRS PAULINE NG; THE ACTING WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PAUL WONG I CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE, MR LEE SZE-BAY; CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS COUNCIL, MR FUNG KWONG-CHUNG;

----- OFFICER, MISS NG WAI-YEE; AND

THE DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORT SENIOR EDUCATION OFFICER, MR C.H.

WE I.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE INTER-SCHOOL TELEGAMES MATCH AT THE HARD PITCH PLAYGROUND IN MORSE PARK ON OCTOBER 20 (SUNDAY), STARTING AT 9.30 AM.

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HOLIDAY HOURS -OR RSD LIBRARIES * * *

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT DURING THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL, ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 22), ALL PUBLIC LIBRARIES AT CHEUNG CHAU, NORTH KWAI CHUNG, SAI KUNG, SHA TIN, SOUTH KWAI CHUNG, TAI 0, TAI PO, TSUEN WAN, TUEN MUN (TAI HING), TUEN MUN (YAU Ol) AND YUEN LONG WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM.

THE LIBRARIES AT MUI WO AND PENG CHAU WILL BE OPEN FROM 10 AM TO 1 PM.

THE LIBRARIES AT SHEUNG SHU I, SOUTH LAMMA AND THE TWO MOBILE LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NAMES OF FOUR APPOINTED LEGCO MEMBERS ANNOUNCED.............. 1

UK TO GET SUPPORT FOR PASSPORT .............................. 2

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION EXPANSION PLANNED - SIR DAVID........... 2

HILL FIRE THREAT STRESSED ................................... 3

NEW ROAD NETWORK FOR FANLING ................................ 4

SUBMARINE SEWAGE OUTFALL PLANNED ............................ 5

BREAKWATER FOR STONECUTTERS ISLAND .......................... 5

WARNING AGAINST ILLEGAL SLAUGHTERING ........................ 6

TENDERS INVITED FOR REFRESHMENT KIOSK ....................... 6

COURSE ON BUILDING MANAGEMENT OFFERED ....................... 7

FIRING PRACTICE ............................................. 7

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1985

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NAMES OF FOUR APPOINTED LEGCO MEMBERS ANNOUNCED * * * *

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY ANNOUNCED THE NAMES OF THOSE WHOM THE GOVERNOR HAS APPOINTED TO FILL FOUR OF THE FIVE SEATS REMAINING FOR APPOINTED MEMBERS IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

THE APPOINTMENTS WILL TAKE EFFECT FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW SESSION ON OCTOBER 30.

SEVENTEEN OF THE 22 SEATS FOR APPOINTED MEMBERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FILLED BY REAPPOINTMENT. TWO OF THE REMAINING SEATS WILL ALSO BE FILLED BY THE REAPPOINTMENT UP TO AUGUST 31, 1988 OF SERVING MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, MR HU FA-KUANG AND MR WONG PO-YAN.

TWO SEATS WILL BE FILLED BY THE APPOINTMENT OF MRS ROSANNA TAM WONG YICK-MING AND PROFESSOR POON CHUNG-KWONG, ALSO UP TO AUGUST 31, 1988.

AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE REMAINING APPOINTMENT IS EXPECTED BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH.

MRS TAM, AGED 33, IS GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF YOUTH GROUPS AND IS EXTENSIVELY INVOLVED IN CHURCH AND SOCIAL WORK. SHE IS AN ADJUDICATOR ON THE IMMIGRATION TRIBUNAL. AND VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE AND ALSO A MEMBER OF THE SOCIAL WORK TRAINING FUND COMMITTEE, THE SUBVENTION AND LOTTERIES FUND ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AND NUMEROUS OTHER COMMITTEES.

PROF POON, AGED 45, IS DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY AT HONG KONG UNIVERSITY. APART FROM HOLDING SEVERAL ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS INCLUDING MEMBERSHIP OF HONG KONG EXAMINATIONS AUTHORITY COMMITTEES, PROF POON HAS AN EXTENSIVE RECORD OF COMMUNITY SERVICE, A PARTICULAR INTEREST BEING WORK ON BEHALF OF THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.

PROF POON RECEIVED A +TEN OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERSONS AWARD+ IN 1979.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO ANNOUNCED THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE OFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. WITH EFFECT FROM THE BEG INN ING OF THE NEW SESSION, THERE WILL BE SEVEN APPOINTED OFFICIAL NEMBERS, INSTEAD OF THE PRESENT 13, IN ADDITION TO THE THREE EX-CFFICIO MEMBERS - THE CHIEF SECRETARY, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

ACCORDINGLY, THE GOVERNOR HAS DECIDED THAT THE FOLLOWING WILL REMAIN MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL:

* THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION?

X THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE ?

X THE SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER ;

* THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY;

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* THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS}

* THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT; AND

* THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE HANDLING OF THE BUSINESS PREVIOUSLY DEALT WITH BY THOSE WHO ARE LEAVING THE COUNCIL WILL BE PROMULGATED IN DUE COURSE. THE WORK SCHEDULES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICIALS EITHER FORMERLY ON OR NOW ON THE COUNCIL WOULD NOT OTHERWISE BE AFFECTED.

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UK TO GET SUPPORT FOR PASSPORT * * * *

ONCE THE DRAFT ORDER IN COUNCIL IS PASSED THROUGH PARLIAMENT, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WILL BE CONTACTING OTHER COUNTRIES TO EXPLAIN THE NEW PASSPORT AND TO GET THEIR SUPPORT FOR IT, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY.

HE WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER OPENING THE CMA CHOI CHEUNG KOK PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOL IN TUEN MUN THIS MORNING.

ASKED ABOUT CRITICISM THAT THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE, THE MINORITY GROUPS IN PARTICULAR, TO CHOOSE BETWEEN BNO OR BOC, SIR DAVID POINTED OUT THAT PEOPLE HAD TWO MONTHS TO STUDY THE WHITE PAPER AND COULD APPROACH THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION IF NECESSARY.

ASKED IF QUESTIONS ON THE NEW PASSPORT AND THE JENKINS BILL HAD BEEN RAISED DURING LAST NIGHT’S DINNER WITH US VICE PRESIDENT, Mi GEORGE BUSH, SIR DAVID REPLIED THAT IT WAS SIMPLY A FRIENDLY DINNER AND THERE WAS NO OFFICIAL DISCUSSION.

+ IT WAS JUST A FRIENDLY OCCASION, AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A PLEASANT DINNER AND A SOCIAL OCCASION,* HE SAID.

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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION EXPANSION PLANNED - SIR DAVID

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PLANS ARE IN HAND TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOLS FROM 15 TO 28 AND THE NUMBER OF AVAILABLE PLACES FROM 12 OOO TO 26 000 BY THE END OF THE DECADE, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

+ AT LEAST 4 000 OF THESE PLACES WILL BE PROVIDED IN TUEN MUN, A MAJOR INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CENTRE,* HE SAID.

/SPEAKING AT .......

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 19«5

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SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE CMA CHOI CHEUNG KOK PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOL, SIR DAVID SAID INDUSTRY CONSTITUTED PART OF THE ESSENTIAL BASE TO HONG KONG’S ECONOMY AND IT HAD GROWN UP DESPITE THE LACK OF NATURAL RESOURCES.

+AGAINST THIS BACKGROUND, OUR ACHIEVEMENT HAS BEEN REMARKABLE AND WE HAVE BECOME ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING PRODUCERS,+ SIR DAVID SAID.

HONG KONG HAD A VERSATILE AND ADAPTABLE WORK FORCE BUT COMPETING DEMANDS FOR LABOUR HAD DRIVEN UP COST IN RECENT YEARS.

FOR THAT REASON, THE SKILLS OF WORKERS HAD TO BE TRAINED AND DEVELOPED SO THAT QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY TOOK THE PLACE OF NUMBERS.

+VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PLAYS A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE IN THIS PROCESS,+ SIR DAVID SAID.

THE CMA CHOI CHEUNG KOK PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOL IS SECOND OF ITS KIND IN TUEN MUN AND WOULD OFFER 1 OOO PLACES TO YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE NEW TOWN AND ADJACENT DISTRICTS.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY SAID THE SCHOOL, BEARING THE NAMES OF MR CHOI CHEUNG-KOK AND THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION, WAS A FITTING TRIBUTE TO THE ENTHUSIASM AND DEDICATION OF BOTH IN PROMOTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNICAL AND PREVOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN HONG KONG.

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HILL FIRE THREAT STRESSED

K * * K

HILL FIRES CAN BE PREVENTED IF EVERYONE TAKES PROPER CARE WHEN HANDLING FIRES IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (CONSERVATION AND COUNTRY PARKS) OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, MR K.C. IU, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

+IT WOULD BE A GREAT MISTAKE TO UNDERESTIMATE THE LIKELIHOOD CF HILL FIRES SIMPLY BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD A RATHER WET SUMMER.

+ALL IT TAKES IS A FEW DAYS OF STRONG NORTHERLY WIND, AND ALL THE MOISTURE LAID DOWN DURING THE SUMMER WILL BE EVAPORATED LEAVING DRY VEGETATION READY TO BURN,+ HE SAID.

MR IU WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY HELD AT THE TWISK MANAGEMENT CENTRE IN TAI LAM COUNTRY PARK TO LAUNCH THIS YEAR’S COUNTRYSIDE FIRE PREVENTION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN.

FIRE OFFICER (NEW TERRITORIES) OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, PETER ALLAN, PRINCIPAL INFORMATION OFFICER OF THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE AND THE CIVIL AID SERVICES.

/LAST YEAR,

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LAST YEAR, MR IU SAID, OVER 600 HILL FIRES WERE RECORDED, DAMAGING NEARLY 80 000 TREES AND CAUSING EXTENSIVE DESTRUCTION TO OTHER VEGETATION, LANDSCAPE AND NATURAL HABITAT FOR BIRDS AND ANIMALS.

MR IU POINTED OUT THAT ALL HILL FIRES IN HONG KONG WERE CAUSED BY CARELESSNESS.

+FOR THIS REASON, ALL VISITORS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE SHOULD TAKE EXTRA CARE AND ABIDE BY THE COUNTRY PARKS REGULATIONS CONTROLLING THE LIGHTING OF FIRES IN THE COUNTRYSIDE,* HE ADDED.

MR IU ADVISED THE PUBLIC TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING FIRE SAFETY RULES:

* USE ONLY PERMITTED AREAS FOR BARBECUING 5

* BURN JOSS STICKS AND PAPERS IN METAL CONTAINERS; AND

M IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE OUTBREAK, REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO THE NEAREST COUNTRY PARK MANAGEMENT CENTRE OR DIAL 999.

+l APPEAL TO YOU MOST EARNESTLY TO HEED OUR ADVICE, EXERCISE YOUR COMMON SENSE AND PROTECT THE COUNTRYSIDE THROUGHOUT THE DRY SEASON AND PARTICULARLY DURING THE COMING CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL PER IOD,+ HE SAID.

IN RECENT YEARS, MR IU SAID, THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, IN CO-OPERATION WITH THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, HAD DEVELOPED AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM OF FIRE PREVENTION, FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE-FIGHTING WITH GOOD SUPPORT FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG AUXILIARY AIR FORCE AND THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN WATER BOMBING AND AIR LIFTING OPERATIONS.

+THIS VERY EFFICIENT FIRE-FIGHTING METHOD HAS HELPED REDUCE THE LOSS AND DAMAGE CAUSED BY FIRE CONSIDERABLY,* HE ADDED.

TODAY’S CEREMONY WAS PRECEDED BY A HALF-DAY SEMINAR ON COUNTRYSIDE FIRE PREVENTION FOR 30 HIKER GROUP LEADERS WHO LATER JOINED THE FIRE CREW OF THE DEPARTMENT IN STAGING A FIRE FIGHTING DEMONSTRATION.

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NEW ROAD NETWORK FOR FANLING * * * *

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A ROAD NETWORK IN A NEW DEVELOPMENT AREA IN FANLING.

THE AREA, TO THE SOUTH OF SHEK WU HUI AND BETWEEN THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY’S SHEUNG SHU I STATION AND THE JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, WILL BE PROVIDED WITH ABOUT FOUR KILOMETRES OF DISTRIBUTOR ROADS, INTERNAL ROADS AND ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE SYSTEM.

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THF PROJECT WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO FOOTBRIDGES TO LINK SHEUNG SHU I STATION WITH THE NEW DEVELOPMENT AREA WHICH IN FUTURE WILL HAVE A TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE WITH A MAXICAB TERMINUS AND TAXI STANDS, COMMERCIAL, NDUSTRI AL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

WORK ON THE PROJECT, WHICH IS PART OF THE CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT °ETAI PO NEW TOWN, IS EXPECTED TO START IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR AND TAKE ABOUT TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE.

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SUBMARINE SEWAGE OUTFALL PLANNED * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO CONSTRUCT A 400-METRE SUBMARINE SEWAGE OUTFALL WITHIN 6.35 HECTARES OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED TO THE EAST OF ALDRICH BAY TYPHOON SHELTER OFF AH KUNG NGAM, SHAU KEI WAN.

THE OUTFALL WILL CONVEY SCREENED SEWAGE FROM THE DISTRICT TO DEEP WATERS FOR DILUTION AND DISPERSION.

MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN TO AVOID DISTURBANCE TO SEA TRAFFIC IN THE VICINITY DURING CONSTRUCTION.

THE EXTENT OF THE AFFECTED AREA HAS BEEN DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE NOTICE TOGETHER WITH ITS RELATED PLAN CAN BE SEEN ON NOTICE BOARDS POSTED NEAR THE SITE.

THE PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, SURVEY DIVISION, 5TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG* AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, 880-886 KING’S ROAD, GROUND AND 1ST FLOORS, HONG KONG.

OBJECTIONS IN WRITING MUST BE SENT TO THE DIRECTOR OF LANDS BY DECEMBER 17.

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BREAKWATER FOR STONECUTTERS ISLAND * * * *

A 170-METRE-L0NG BREAKWATER IS TO BE CONSTRUCTED OFF THE NORTH SHORE OF STONECUTTERS ISLAND TO PROVIDE A TYPHOON SHELTER THAT WOULD REPLACE MOORINGS AFFECTED BY RECLAMATION WORK ON THE

ISLAND.

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, WORK ON WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND TAKE A YEAR TO COMPLETE.

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WARNING AGAINST ILLEGAL SLAUGHTERING

* * * *

NEW TERRITORIES VILLAGERS INVOLVED IN ILLEGAL SLAUGHTERING ARE WARNED TO STOP THE MALPRACTICE IMMEDIATELY OR FACE PROSECUTION.

A REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN ADVISED MEAT SHOP OPERATORS IN THE NON-URBAN AREA NOT TO PURCHASE UNCERTIFIED PIG CARCASSES FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC AS IT WAS ALSO AN OFFENCE.

THE WARNING FOLLOWED A RECENT COURT CASE IN WHICH A VILLAGER AT HUNG SHU I KIU, YUEN LONG, WAS FINED $1 OOO FOR OPERATING A SLAUGHTERHOUSE WITHOUT A LICENCE AND ANOTHER $750 FOR POSSESSING UNCERTIFIED MEAT.

UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE, THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR OPERATING AN UNLICENSED SLAUGHTERHOUSE WAS $10 000 AND POSSESSION OF UNCERTIFIED MEAT WAS $2 000.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO STAMP OUT ILLEGAL SLAUGHTERING BY CONDUCTING SURPRISE RAIDS IN THE NON-URBAN AREA.

HE ALSO ADVISED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC NOT TO PATRONISE ONSTREET HAWKERS AS SUCH MEAT, MAINLY SUPPLIED BY UNLICENSED SLAUGHTERHOUSES, WAS NOT HYGIENICALLY PREPARED AND WAS PROBABLY UNFIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

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TENDERS INVITED

FOR REFRESHMENT KIOSK X * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE OPERATION CF A LIGHT REFRESHMENT KIOSK AT SHEK KIP MEI PARK IN SHAM

SHU I PO.

THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE AWARDED A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT STARTING FROM JANUARY 1, 1986. THE CURRENT MONTHLY RENTAL FOR THE KIOSK IS $700.

TENDER FORMS AND FURTHER PARTICULARS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT OFFICE (ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE) ON THE 4TH FLOOR, SHAM SHU I PO POST OFFICE BUILDING, 55, UN CHAU STREET, KOWLOON.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE AND PLACED BY HAND IN THE TENDER BOX SITUATED AT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECEPTION COUNTER ON THE 12TH FLOOR OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), ICE HOUSE STREET, BEFORE 9 A.M. ON NOVEMBER 15, 1985. LATE TENDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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COURSE ON BUILDING MANAGEMENT OFFERED * * * *

* TUNING COURSE ON BUILDING MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY IS EE ING OFFERED TO CARETAKERS, WATCHMEN AND SECURITY PERSONNEL EMPLOYED IN MULTI-STOREY FACTORY AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN SHAM SHU I PO.

ORGANISED AS PART OF THE CURRENT DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIG THE COURSE IS AIMED AT IMPROVING MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON CRIME PREVENTION, HOUSEHOLD SECURITY AND ELIMINATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS.

ABOUT 120 PLACES WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE THREE-HOUR COURSE, WHICH WILL COMPRISE SLIDE SHOWS, TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 24) IN THE HALL OF THE CHEUNG SHA WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE.

AT THE TALKS AND LECTURES, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE BRIEFED BY GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND PROFESSIONALS ON A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS. THESE INCLUDE GENERAL HOME SECURITY MEASURES, FIRE AND HYGIENE REGULATIONS, AUTHORITY OF MANAGEMENT BODIES AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE DEED OF MUTUAL COVENANT.

RESERVATIONS FOR ATTENDANCE CAN BE MADE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND SUB-OFFICES OR BY TELEPHONING 3-7282301 DURING OFFICE HOURS.

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FIRING PRACTICE X > X

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON TWO DAYS NEXT WEEK.

THE PUBLIC IS WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE HOISTED.

THE PRACTICE WILL BE FROM 1 PM TO 6.30 PM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 24), AND FROM 8 AM TO 6.30 PM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 25).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LINKS CAN ONLY BE STRENGTHENED - OS ......................... 1

CIVIC EDUCATION KEY TO POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT................. 2

UC COMMITTED TO SPORT PROMOTION — CHEONG-LEEN ............... 3

AUGUST ORDERS-QN-HAND, EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL FIGURES OUT....... 3

DATE SET FOR SECURITIES ORDINANCE PART II ................... 6

BOARD TO STUDY BUILDING PROBLEMS ............................ 7

SEPTEMBER CLOUDIER, COOLER, I®RE HUMID....................... 8

9 STORMS FORM OVER PACIFIC IN SEPTEMBER...................... 11

SERVED IN HK AND UK.......................................... 12

EXCITING END TO YOUTH FESTIVAL .............................. 13

VOLUNTEER LIFE GUARDS PRAISED................................ 13

SCHOOL CHILDREN'S WARD CONTRIBUTION URGED ................... 14

NEW ROAD TO IMPROVE KAU WAH KENG TRAFFIC .................... 15

STORMWATER DRAIN AT RECLAMATION EXTENDED ................... 15

REFRESHMENT KIOSK OFFERED ................................... 15

TEMPORARY CLOSURE............................................ 16

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1985

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LINKS CAN ONLY BE STRENGTHENED — CS

******

THE LINKS BETWEEN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE CAN ONLY BE STRENGTHENED IN HONG KONG, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

HE WAS REPLYING TO A QUESTION FROM A REPORTER ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FACT THAT TWO OUT OF FOUR MEMBERS APPOINTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, WHOSE APPOINTMENTS WERE ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY, WERE MEMBERS OF THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE AND THE BASIC LAW CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE.

SIR DAVID POINTED OUT THAT THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW MEMBERS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WERE NOT LINKED TO THEIR WORK ON THE BASIC LAW.

+THE MEMBERS WHICH HAVE BEEN APPOINTED — PROFESSOR POON FROM THE UNIVERSITY NOT ONLY COMES FROM THE UNIVERSITY BUT ALSO HAS A VERY GOOD PUBLIC RECORD OF HELPING THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED — AND MRS ROSANNA TAM, OF COURSE, COMING FROM THE FEDERATION OF YOUTH GROUPS, ALSO REPRESENTS A VERY IMPORTANT CONSTITUENCY,* HE SAID.

ON THE REMAINING MEMBER TO BE APPOINTED TO LEGCO, SIR DAVID SAID THE GOVERNOR HAD TO THINK ABOUT MAKING THESE APPOINTMENTS VERY CAREFULLY, AND THE FINAL APPOINTMENT HAD YET TO BE ANNOUNCED.

+1 EXPECT THAT AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE BEFORE THE END CF THE MONTH,+ HE SAID.

+THE CRITERIA, REALLY, IS TO GET A WELL BALANCED LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, AND IN THAT PROCESS THE GOVERNOR OBVIOUSLY NEEDS TO BE VERY CAREFUL,* HE ADDED.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY DECLINED TO SPECULATE ON WHETHER THE REMAINING APPOINTEE WILL COME FROM THE +GRASS ROOTS*.

+1 DON’T LIKE DIVIDING HONG KONG INTO GRASS ROOTS AND OTHER PEOPLE, MYSELF,+ HE ADDED.

AS FOR THE DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN FUTURE, SIR DAVID SAID THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE DIVIDED AMONG PEOPLE LIKE tHE ATTORNEY GENERAL, WHO COULD SPEA(\ FOR LAW AND ORDER AND CERTAIN ASPECTS OF IT.

+AND I MYSELF WILL HAVE TO PICK UP SOME OF THE WORK, I EXPECT,* HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER THE POST OF THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY COULD EE DIVIDED IN A SIMILAR WAY, SIR DAVID SAID, +WHEN YOU HAVE ONLY GOT 10 POSTS TO DIVIDE UP AMONG SO MANY SECRETARIES, YOU HAVE

TO MAKE SOME HEROIC DECISIONS.*

AS FOR WHETHER MORE OFFICIALS WILL BE LEAVING LEGCO, THE CHIEF SECRETARY SAID, +1 THINK THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO WAIT AND SEE WHETHER THE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL GET SATISFACTORY ANSWERS TO THEIR QUESTIONS.*

/SIH DAVID ......

2

SIR DAVID HAD EARLIER TAKEN PART IN THE YAN CHAI HOSPITAL CHARITY WALK IN TSUEN WAN BY-PASS.

ASKED WHETHER HE

*WE TOOK A VERY SHORT

HAD COMPLETED THE WHOLE ROUTE, HE SAID CUT AT THE VERY FAR END OF THE ROAD.+

THIS WAS BECAUSE HE HAD TO GO HOME TO DO SOME WORK, HE ADDED.

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CIVIC EDUCATION KEY TO POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT

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ACTING SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, SAID THIS (SUNDAY) EVENING THAT THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE MADE AWARE OF THEIR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES AS HONG KONG MOVED FORWARD IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.

♦THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TASKS FACING US,+ HE SAID.

MR WIGGHAM POINTED OUT THAT AFTER THE RATIFICATION OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION ON THE FUTURE OF THE TERRITORY, HONG KONG WENT STRAIGHT INTO THE TASK OF DEVELOPING POLITICAL REFORM.

+MARCH THIS YEAR SAW THE ELECTIONS TO THE 19 DISTRICT BOARDS, AND LAST MONTH WE HAD OUR FIRST EVER ELECTIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL,* HE SAID.

+WE HAVE TAKEN THESE FIRST STEPS WITH CONFIDENCE AND HAVE HADE A SUCCESSFUL START ON AN IMPORTANT JOURNEY,* HE ADDED.

MR WIGGHAM WAS SPEAKING AT A DINNER PARTY HOSTED BY THE HONG KONG CIVIC ASSOCIATION TO COMMEMORATE ITS 31ST ANNIVERSARY.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPING STAGES OF THE NEW POLITICAL SYSTEM, HONG KONG ENJOYED THE ACTIVE SUPPORT OF THE CIVIC ASSOCIATION.

+ONCE AGAIN I AM SURE WE CAN COUNT ON THE SUPPORT OF THE ASSOCIATION IN PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION,* HE SAID.

MR WIGGHAM ALSO EXPRESSED HIS PERSONAL CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ASSOCIATION, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, WHO HAD BEEN ELECTED TO THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

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UC COMMITTED TO SPORT PROMOTION — CHEONG-LEEN

* * * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL IS COMMITTED TO THE PROMOTION OF SPORT SO AS TO KEEP YOUNG PEOPLE HEALTHY AND PHYSICALLY FIT, CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING SESSION OF THE ASIAN CONFERENCE CF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FREE TEACHERS’ UNION AT THE HARBOUR VIEW HOLIDAY INN, MR CHEONG-LEEN UNDERLINED THE IMPORTANCE OF SPORT.

♦MONEY SPENT NOW ON EDUCATION, TRAINING AND THE PROVISION OF CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION WILL PAY RICH DIVIDENDS IN THE FUTURE,+ HE SAID.

+THIS IS VERY MUCH THE VIEW AND ACTION-ORIENTED POLICY CF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND THE URBAN COUNCIL.

+WITH THIS OBJECTIVE IN MIND, THE URBAN COUNCIL ORGANISES AND SUPPORTS OTHER ORGANISATIONS IN IMPLEMENTING A WIDE VARIETY OF YOUTH PROGRAMMES.+

MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THE COUNCIL’S SPORTS PROMOTION PROGRAMME COVERED ALMOST EVERY FORM OF SPORT, AND THE COUNCIL PROVIDED A WIDE RANGE OF VENUES IN THE 10 URBAN DISTRICTS WITH A POPULATION OF FOUR MILLION RESIDENTS.

+THE COUNCIL’S ROLE IN PROVIDING HEALTHY OUTLETS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’S ENERGIES HAS PAID OFF HANDSOMELY, SO MUCH SO THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE HARD-WORKING, DEDICATED AND LAW-ABIDING, AS WELL AS FUN-LOVING.

♦THEY TAKE A HEALTHY INTEREST IN COMMUNITY LIFE, AND RECOGNISE THE BENEFITS OF BEING ACTIVE IN CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, AND COMMUNITY WORK,+ HE SAID.

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AUGUST ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL FIGURES OUT *****

THE AVERAGE VOLUME OF ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) IN THE 200 LARGEST FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN AUGUST 1985 REMAINED LARGELY STABLE COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS MONTH, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE TEXTILES AND WEARING APPAREL INDUSTRIES RECORDED SOME INCREASES IN THE AVERAGE VOLUME OF ORDERS, WHILE THE FABRICATED hETAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY SHOWED A SLIGHT DECLINE. OTHER INDUSTRIES REPORTED NO CHANGE.

/EMPLOYMSNT Di........

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1985

EMPLOYMENT IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR FELL, PARTICULARLY IN THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY AS SUMMER WORKERS BEGAN TO LEAVE THE FACTORIES. DECREASES IN BOTH PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS WERE REPORTED BY THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS AND TEXTILES INDUSTRIES BECAUSE OF LESS OVERTIME WORK PERFORMED IN AUGUST.

IN THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY, EMPLOYMENT AND PAYROLL FELL AS SOME FIRMS REDUCED THEIR VOLUME CF PRODUCTION.

EMPLOYMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR DECLINED SLIGHTLY AS SOME CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WERE COMPLETED. ON THE OTHER HAND, EMPLOYMENT IN THE SERVICES SECTORS REMAINED UNCHANGED. PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR SHOWED LITTLE CHANGE, BUT THOSE IN THE SERVICES SECTORS DECLINED BECAUSE THERE HAD BEEN SALARY REVISIONS AND PAYMENTS OF BONUSES BY SOME FIRMS IN JULY, AND LESS OVERTIME WORK WAS PERFORMED IN AUGUST.

THE PERCENTAGE CHANGES IN ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS ARE SHOWN IN THE TABLES BELOW.

THE SURVEY COVERED A PANEL OF THE 200 LARGEST MANUFACTURING COMPANIES AND THE 50 LARGEST COMPANIES IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND SELECTED SERVICES SECTORS CHOSEN BY REFERENCE TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT IN MARCH 1983.

AS THE SAMPLE WAS NOT DRAWN ON A RANDOM BASIS, THE DEPARTMENT CAUTIONED THAT RESULTS ON MAGNITUDE OF CHANGE MIGHT NOT REFLECT THE EXPERIENCE OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE, ALTHOUGH THEY SHOULD GIVE A USEFUL INDICATION OF THE DIRECTION OF CHANGE FOR A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ECONOMY IN THE SHORT TERM.

THE SURVEY REPORT FOR AUGUST 1985 IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUIL^I..^, AND THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, AT $1.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE MADE TO THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AT 3-7212854.

ORDERS-ON-HAND IN MANUFACTURI NG INDUSTRIES

INDUSTRY

(% CHANGE OVER THE PRECEDING MONTH)

JUNE 1985

JULY

1985

AUG. 1985

ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) FOR AUGUST 1985

WEAR ING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR

4.49

/TEXTILES, except

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TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEAR ING APPAREL * 4 2 2.20

PLASTIC PRODUCTS -1 * * 4.27

FABR ICATED METAL PRODUCTS -4 -2 -1 3.43

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 1 -3 5.10

OTHERS * * * 4.42

ALL ABOVE INDUSTRIES * * * 4.31

EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS

PERSONS ENGAGED BY THE 1 COMPANIES SURVEYED 3ER CAPITA EARNINGS

INDUSTRY/ SERV ICES (% CHANGE OVER THE JUNE JULY AUG. 1985 1985 1985 PRECEDING MONTH) PER CAPITA EARNINGS FOR JUNE JULY AUG. AUGUST 1985 1985 1985 1985 HK$

MANUFACTURING 1 * 1 1 1 1 rv> i I -3 3 1 3 023

FOOD AND DRINKS * 1 1 -3 6 -1 3 863

WEAR ING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR * * -2 -4 5 3 2 613

TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL -1 -1 1 -4 1 -2 3 022

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 8 7 -2 -8 7 9 2 875

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 3 -3 -4 -2 10 -2 2 626

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS * -1 *2 * 1 * 2 829

OTHERS 1 1 -1 -3 1 3 4 □66

CONSTRUCTIONS -1 1 -1 2 1 * 4 443

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/SERVICES

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1985

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SERV ICES * * * 8 -2 5 518

BANKS * * * * 5 -2 4 902

HOTELS * * * 1 -2 3 563

PUBL IC UTILIT IES * * * 2 11 -6 5 473

OTHERS 1 1 * -2 5 5 7 198

* CHANGES WITHIN +0.5%

** PERSONS ENGAGED COVER COMPANY EMPLOYEES ONLY; SITE WORKERS EMPLOYED BY LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS NOT INCLUDED.

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DATE SET FOR SECURITIES ORDINANCE PART II

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A SPOKESMAN FOR THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR SECURITIES AND COMMODITIES TRADING SAID THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS, ACCORDING TO SECTION 1 (2) OF THE SECURITIES (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, APPOINTED OCTOBER 25 TO BE THE DAY ON WHICH PART II OF THE ORDINANCE COMES INTO OPERATION.

PART II DEALS MAINLY WITH REGISTRATION MATTERS AND ENABLES THREE TYPES OF TRADING ENTITIES TO CARRY ON THE BUSINESS OF SECURITIES DEALING: INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS.

THE THREE ENTITIES ARE REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED AND ARE SUBJECT TO THE RESPECTIVE REGISTRATION CRITERIA PRESCRIBED THEREIN IN RESPECT OF WHICH SOME ARE NEW.

A COMMON CRITERIA FOR ALL ENTITIES IS THE ABILITY TO COMPLY WITH THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS SET OUT IN PART I I I OF THE ORDINANCE, BUT PART III WOULD ONLY BECOME EFFECTIVE WHEN THE UNIFIED EXCHANGE COMES INTO OPERATION.

THE PRE-REQUISITES FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO REGISTER AS A DEALER ARE THAT HE MUST BE OF GOOD CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY, HAVE NOT LESS THAN THREE YEARS EXPERIENCE IN DEALING IN SECURITIES IN HONG KONG OR ON ANY OVERSEAS STOCK MARKET RECOGNISED BY THE COMMISSION, OR HAVE PASSED ANY PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION. ALSO, ON THE COMMENCEMENT OF OPERATION CF THE UNIFIED EXCHANGE, HE MUST COMPLY WITH THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS. THE THREE-YEAR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT HOWEVER DOES NOT APPLY TO EXISTING DEALERS.

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NO CORPORATION MAY BE REGISTERED AS A DEALER UNLESS IT IS A REGISTERED COMPANY OR AN OVERSEAS COMPANY TO WHICH PART XI OF THE COMPANIES ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 32) APPLIES AND WHICH HAS COMPLIED WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THAT PART RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF DOCUMENTS.

ALL ITS DIRECTORS PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITIES OF SECURITIES DEALING MUST BE REGISTERED AS DEALERS AND ARE PERMITTED TO CARRY ON SUCH BUSINESS ONLY ON BEHALF OF THE IN RESPECT OF WHICH HE IS REGISTERED. ON THE COMMENCEMENT OPERATION OF THE UNIFIED EXCHANGE, IT MUST COMPLY WITH THE

CORPORATION

OF

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS.

BUSINESS OF DEALING

A PARTNERSHIP WHICH CARRIES ON A IN SECURITIES MUST REGISTER AS A DEALING PARTNERSHIP. EVERY PARTNER IN A PARTNERSHIP WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE PARTNERSHIP ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 38), AND EVERY GENERAL PARTNER IN A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP FORMED UNDER THE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 37) IS REQUIRED TO BE A REGISTERED DEALER AND CAN ONLY DEAL IN SECURITIES ON BEHALF OF THE PARTNERSHIP.

LIMITED PARTNERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS DEALERS

THOUGH DETAILS OF THE PARTNERSHIP ARRANGEMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE DISCLOSED IN THE APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION. THE DEALING PARTNERSHIP MUST ALSO COMPLY WITH THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMcNTb.

THE ORDINANCE ALSO REQUIRES BUSINESS ENTITIES CARRYING ON A BUSINESS OF GIVING INVESTMENT ADVICE IN PARTNERSHIP TO REGISTER AS INVESTMENT ADVISERS’ PARTNERSHIPS.

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BOARD TO STUDY BUILDING PROBLEMS * * * *

A MONTH-LONG SURVEY WILL START TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO STUDY ENVIRONMENTAL AND MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS IN PRIVATE MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS IN SHAM SHU I PO.

ABOUT 80 TRAINED INTERVIEWERS, MAINLY VOLUNTEERS FROM LOCAL POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS, WILL CARRY OUT DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS AND INTERVIEW REPRESENTATIVES OF MANAGEMENT OFFICES, RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS, OWNERS’ INCORPORATIONS AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES.

THE SURVEY WAS COMMISSIONED BY THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD AND CARRIED OUT JOINTLY WITH THE HONG KONG HOUSING AFFAIRS ASSOCIATION.

CHAIRMAN OF THE SURVEY WORKING GROUP, MR RAYMOND CHOY, SAID THE EXERCISE AIMS AT IDENTIFYING ACCURATELY, THE MAGNITUDE, HISTORY, CAUSES AND IMPACT OF EXISTING PROBLEMS, AS WELL AS GATHERING RESIDENTS’ VIEWS AND ANALYSING THE PREVALENT ATTITUDES ON THE SUBJECT.

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+EVENTUALLY WE HOPE THE FINDINGS AND RESULTS WOULD PROVIDE THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE GOVERNMENT WITH INFORMATION WHICH COULD BE USEFUL IN PLANNING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMMES,+ MR CHOY SAID.

ABOUT 60 PER CENT OF SHAM SHU I PO RESIDENTS LIVE IN PRIVATE BUILDINGS CLUSTERED AROUND THE NAM CHEONG AND CHEUNG SHA WAN AREAS.

OWING TO DISPERSED OWNERSHIP AND LACK OF CO-ORDINATION, MANY CF THESE BUILDINGS ARE ILL-MANAGED AND PLAGUED BY VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL AND MAINTENANCE PROBLEMS.

ACCORDING TO MR CHOY, A VERY HIGH PERCENTAGE OF THE OLDER BUILDINGS ARE INFESTED BY ILLEGAL EXTENSIONS AND ROOF-TOP STRUCTURES- WHILE HEALTH AND FIRE HAZARDS, BAD SECURITY, POLLUTION AND BUILDING DILAPIDATION ARE ALSO A COMMON PHENONMENON.

ON THE METHOD AND EXTENT OF THE SURVEY, MR CHOY SAID A STANDARD QUESTIONNAIRE WOULD BE SENT TO VIRTUALLY EVERY BUILDING WITH A MANAGEMENT OR REPRESENTATIVE BODY.

IN CASES WHERE THERE IS NO MANAGEMENT, SURVEYS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A HOUSEHOLD BASIS.

A LETTER HAS BEEN SENT BY THE WORKING GROUP TO ALL RESPONDENTS TO NOTIFY THEM OF THE FORTHCOMING SURVEY AND INTERVIEWERS WILL ALSO PRODUCE IDENTITY CARDS DURING THEIR VISITS.

ON COMPLETION OF THE DATA ANALYSIS, THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE COLLATED IN A REPORT AND PRESENTED TO THE DISTRICT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION.

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SEPTEMBER CLOUDIER, COOLER, MORE HUMID *****

SEPTEMBER 1985 WAS CLOUDIER, COOLER AND MORE HUMID THAN USUAL, WITH A MEAN CLOUDINESS OF 77 PER CENT WHICH WAS THE FIFTH HIGHEST ON RECORD FOR ANY SEPTEMBER, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY REPORTED TODAY.

THE MEAN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 29 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS THE NINTH LOWEST ON RECORD WHILE THE MEAN RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 83 PER CENT WAS THE TENTH HIGHEST ON RECORD FOR SEPTEMBER.

THE WEATHER WAS CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS FROM SEPTEMBER 1 TO 3.

THE WARM AND DRY AIR AHEAD OF TYPHOON TESS, WHICH ENTERED THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ON SEPTEMBER 4, GAVE RISE TO FINE, SUNNY AND HOT WEATHER IN HONG KONG. THE TEMPERATURE IN THE AFTERNOON ROSE TO A MAXIMUM OF 32.7 DEGREES CELSIUS, THE HIGHEST OF THE MONTH. BUT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED LATER IN THE AFTERNOON.

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AS TESS MOVED CLOSER TO HONG KONG ON SEPTEMBER 5, THE WEATHER DETERIORATED FURTHER, WITH OCCASIONAL HEAVY SQUALLY SHOWERS.

GALE FORCE WINDS AFFECTED HONG KONG DURING THE EARLY MORNING CF SEPTEMBER 6. THERE WERE FREQUENT SQUALLY HEAVY SHOWERS, BRINGING THE DAILY RAINFALL RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY TO 114.3 MM WHICH WAS MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF THE MONTH’S TOTAL.

TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 12 PEOPLE WERE INJURED DURING THE APPROACH OF TESS. THERE WERE LANDSLIPS AND FLOODS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF HONG KONG. AIR TRAFFIC AND FERRY SERVICES WERE BOTH AFFECTED.

FINE AND SUNNY WEATHER RETURNED DURING THE DAY ON SEPTEMBER 7, BUT SCATTERED SHOWERS OCCURRED LATER IN THE EVENING.

APART FROM SOME BRIEF SUNNY INTERVALS, SHOWERY WEATHER CONTINUED ON SEPTEMBER 8.

THE WEATHER WAS FIRST FINE ON SEPTEMBER 9. IT BECAME CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS LATER. STRONG EASTERLY WINDS WERE EXPERIENCED OFFSHORE IN THE AFTERNOON.

WINDS MODERATED EARLY ON SEPTEMBER 10, BUT THE WEATHER REMAINED CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED THUNDERY SHOWERS.

A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER SOUTH CHINA BROUGHT MAINLY FINE WEATHER TO HONG KONG FROM SEPTEMBER 11 TO 17.

AS TROPICAL STORM VAL MOVED WEST ACROSS THE BASH I CHANNEL INTO THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ON SEPTEMBER 18, THE WEATHER TURNED CLOUDY WITH OCCASIONAL SHOWERS.

ON SEPTEMBER 19 THE WEATHER WAS FINE AT FIRST BUT BECAME CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS LATER IN THE EVENING.

CLOUDY WEATHER WITH OCCASIONAL HEAVY SHOWERS CONTINUED IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 20.

A WATERSPOUT WAS SIGHTED OVER THE SEA SOUTH OF WONG MA KOK, STANLEY PENINSULA AT 9.35 AM ON SEPTEMBER 21.

APART FROM SOME SUNNY INTERVALS, THE WEATHER REMAINED CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS FROM SEPTEMBER 22 TO 25.

THE WEATHER TURNED FINE AND SUNNY ON SEPTEMBER 26 AND EARLY ON SEPTEMBER 27, BUT IT BECAME CLOUDY WITH SOME LIGHT RAIN PATCHES DURING THE EVENING ON SEPTEMBER 27.

CLOUDY CONDITIONS CONTINUED ON SEPTEMBER 28 AND 29 AND THERE WERE SCATTERED SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES.

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AS THE WINTER MONSOON WAS ENHANCED BY THE PRESENCE OF TYPHOON ANDY OVER THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. STRONG EASTERLY WINDS WERE EXPERIENCED OFFSHORE AND IN EXPOSED PLACES IN THE AFTERNOON OF SEPTEMBER 29. IT BECAME COOLER AND THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO A MINIMUM OF 22.7 DEGREES CELSIUS, THE LOWEST OF THE MONTH.

WINDS MODERATED IN THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 30. THE WEATHER WAS FINE APART FROM A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS.

TWO INCOMING AIRCRAFT WERE DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER ASSOCIATED WITH TYPHOON TESS. THERE WERE ALSO 10 FLIGHTS CANCELLED AND 50 DELAYED.

THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON SEPTEMBER 4, 9, 10, 19, 20, 25 AND 29. A FLOOD WARNING AND A LANDSLIP WARNING WERE ISSUED ON SEPTEMBER 6. NO FIRE DANGER WARNINGS WERE ISSUED.

SIGNALS HOISTED DURING THE MONTH WERE AS FOLLOWS:

DATE AND DATE AND

WEATHER SYSTEM SIGNAL TIME OF HOISTING TIME OF LOWER ING

TYPHOON TESS 1 SEPT. 4 9 AM SEPT. 4 9.10 PM

3 SEPT. 4 9.10 PM SEPT. 6 1.10 AM

8 SE SEPT. 6 1.10 AM SEPT. 6 6.10 AM

3 SEPT. 6 6.10 AM SEPT. 6 2 PM

WINTER MONSOON STRONG SEPT. 9 5 PM SEPT. 10 3 AM

MONSOON

TROPICAL STORM VAL 1 SEPT. 17 5 AM SEPT. 18 8.10 AM

WINTER MONSOON STRONG SEPT. 29 3.10 PM SEPT. 30 10.05 AM

MONSOON

THE MONTH’S F IGURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL WERE:

SUNSH INE

RA INFALL

CLOUD INESS

RELATIVE HUMIDITY

l*EAN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

MEAN TEMPERATURE

142.4 HOURS = 46.1 HOURS BELOW NORMAL

335.5 MM - 15.1 MM ABOVE NORMAL

77 PER CENT - 15 PER CENT MORE THAN .mJkhAL

83 PER CENT - 4 PER CENT HIGHER THAN NORMAL

2=» DEGREES =1.5 DEGREES CELSIUS BELOW CELSIUS NORMAL

26.8 DEGREES = 0.7 DEGREE CELSIUS BELO* CELSIUS NORMAL

/MEAN MINIMJM........

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NE AN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 25.1 DEGREES - &E!^EE CELSIUS BEL°*

CELSIUS

NEAN DEW POINT

23.6 DEGREES CELSIUS

0.4 DEGREE CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

TOTAL EVAPORATION

106.4 MM - 52.5 MM BELOW NORMAL

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 32.7 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 4.

MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 22.7 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 29.

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NINE TROPICAL CYCLONES OCCURRED OVER THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA LAST MONTH, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY REPORTS.

TYPHOON PAT BECAME AN EXTRA-TROPICAL CYCLONE JUST EAST OF HOKKAIDO ON SEPTEMBER 1.

SEVERE TROPICAL STORM RUBY ALSO BECAME AN EXTRA-TROPICAL CYCLONE ABOUT 480 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF HOKKAIDO ON SEPTEMBER 1.

TYPHOON ODESSA DISSIPATED ABOUT 100 NAUTICAL MILES NORTH CF TOKYO EARLY ON SEPTEMBER 2.

SEVERE TROPICAL STORM SKIP, WHICH FORMED LATE IN AUGUST TO THE EAST OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, RECURVED ABOUT 700 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTHWEST OF MIDWAY ISLAND ON SEPTEMBER 5. IT BECAME A TYPHOON TWO DAYS LATER AND CONTINUED MOVING NORTHEASTWARDS. ON SEPTEMBER 8 IT CROSSED THE DATE-LINE INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC ABOUT 580 NAUTICAL MILES NORTH OF MIDWAY ISLAND.

TESS DEVELOPED AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ABOUT 390 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF MANILA ON SEPTEMBER 2. IT MOVED WEST-NORTHwESTwARDo ACROSS LUZON THE NEXT DAY AND INTENSIFIED INTO A TYPHOON OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ON SEPTEMBER 5. TESS CROSSED THE CHINA COAST hEAR YANGJIANG EARLY ON SEPTEMBER 6 AND CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGc IN WESTERN GUANGDONG. IT DISSIPATED NEAR NANNING THE NEXT DAY.

TROPICAL STORM VAL FORMED ABOUT 730 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTHEAST CF TAIPEI ON SEPTEMBER 15. IT MOVED NORTHWESTWARDS AND THEN WESTWARDS THROUGH THE BASHl CHANNEL ON SEPTEMBER 17. TWO PEOPLE IN TAIWAN aERE MISSING IN FLOODS CAUSED BY VAL. IT DISSIPATED ABOUT 110 NAUTICAL MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF DONGSHA EARLY ON SEPTEMBER 18.

/WINONA ?ORlZ£iJ

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WINONA FORMED ABOUT 410 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH OF HONG KONG OVcR THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ON SEPTEMBER 19. IT INTENSIFIED INTO A TROPICAL STORM THE NEXT DAY AND MOVED NORTH-NORTHWESTWARDS. WINONA SKIRTED THE COAST OF NORTHEASTERN HAINAN DURING THE EVENING ON SEPTEMBER 21 AND LANDED CLOSE TO ZHANJIANG THE NEXT MORNING.

IT DISSIPATED ABOUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES NORTH OF ZHANJIANG LATER THAT DAY.

MORE THAN 15 000 HOUSES COLLAPSED AND PADDY AND VEGETABLE FIELDS WERE FLOODED IN LEIZHOU PENINSULA. HEAVY RAIN IN HAINAN, WESTERN GUANGDONG AND GUANGX I BROUGHT FLOODS WHICH AFFECTED 57 000 PEOPLE.

ANDY DEVELOPED AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ABOUT 120 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH OF DONGSHA AND MOVED WESTWARDS ON SEPTEMBER 27. IT INTENSIFIED INTO A TYPHOON AND CROSSED THE SOUTHERN TIP OF HAINAN ON SEPTEMBER 30. LATER THAT DAY ANDY WAS CENTRED ABOUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES WEST OF YULIN AND MOVED WEST SLOWLY.

TROPICAL STORM BRENDA DEVELOPED ABOUT 580 NAUTICAL MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF MANILA ON SEPTEMBER 30 AND WAS SLOW-MOVING.

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SERVED IN HK AND UK

* * *

THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR JACK DUNCAN, IS RETIRING AFTER 15 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

MR DUNCAN JOINED THE LOCAL CIVIL SERVICE IN 1970 AS A SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER AFTER HAVING SERVED 21 YEARS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM GOVERNMENT.

MOST OF HIS CAREER HERE WAS IN MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

MR DUNCAN WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE THEN ORGANISATION AND METHODS GRADE IN 1972, AND BECAME ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (MANAGEMENT SERVICES) IN 1977, BEFORE RISING TO HIS PRESENT RANK IN 1982.

HE HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR DUTIES RELATED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, BUDGET PREPARATION, FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS AND FEES AND CHARGES.

FRIENDS OF MR DUNCAN GATHERED AT A DINNER LAST FRIDAY NIGHT TO SAY FAREWELL TO HIM.

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EXCITING END TO YOUTH FESTIVAL * * *

MORE THAN 1 000 SPECTATORS WERE TREATED TO A MORNING OF FUN AND EXCITEMENT IN THE INTER-SCHOOL TELEGAMES MATCH HELD IN MORSE PARK TODAY (SUNDAY).

ABOUT 300 STUDENTS FROM 14 SCHOOLS IN WONG TAI SIN, TOGETHER WITH THEIR PARENTS AND TEACHERS, TOOK PART IN THE GAMES WHICH 'WERE SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO INCORPORATE THE THEMES OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR AND CIVIC EDUCATION.

ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT IYY CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT’S SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE AND THE URBAN COUNCIL, AND SPONSORED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD, THE TELEGAMES MATCH WAS THE CONCLUDING ACTIVITY OF THE DISTRICT o IYY YOUTH FESTIVAL WHICH STARTED TWO WEEKS AGO IN RESPONSE TO THE TERRITORY WIDE +CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH*.

PRESENT AT TODAY’S RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY WERE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS, MR STEPHEN CHEONG AND MRS PAULINE NG, THE ACTING DISTRICT OFFICER OF WONG TAI SIN, MR PAUL WONG AND DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, MR LEE SZE-BAY AND MR FUNG KWONG-CHUNG.

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VOLUNTEER LIFE GUARDS PRAISED

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THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR TONY HAMMOND, TODAY (SUNDAY) PAID TRIBUTE TO THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB FOR PROVIDING VOLUNTEER SERVICES AT PUBLIC BEACHES.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING OF THE FIRST NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT MARCH-PAST AND BEACH CARNIVAL AT LIDO BEACH JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THi_ CLUB AND THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR HAMMOND SAID THAT SWIMMING WAS THE MOST POPULAR FORM OF RECREATION IN HONG KONG.

+WITH THE GROWING AWARENESS OF LEISURE IN THE COMMUNITY, PEOPLE FLOCK TO BATHING BEACHES AND SWIMMING POOLS IN EVER-INCREASING NUMBERS, PARTICULARLY AT WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS IN THE SUMMER.

+HOWEVER, MANY BEACHGOERS OFTEN DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SWIM PROPERL AND GET THEMSELVES INTO TROUBLE IN THE WATER AND HAVE TO BE RESCUED. THE SERVICES THAT THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB PROVIDES IN THE FOR CF ADDITIONAL LIFE-SAVERS AT THE BATHING BEACHES AND SWIMMING POOLo ARE INVALUABLE,* HE SAID.

LAST YEAR, THE CLUB PROVIDED 2 400 LIFE-SAVING TEAMS TOTALLING 12 736 LIFE-SAVERS FROM 111 AFFILIATED ORGANISATIONS. THESE VOLUNTARY SERVICES HELPED SAVE OVER 777 SWIMMERS IN DIFFICULTIES. THIS BROUGHT TO 17 989 THE NUMBER OF SwIMMERS RESCUED SINCE 1956 WHEN THE CLUB WAS FORMED.

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+THIS IS A RECOi J THAT THE CLUB CAN BE PROUD OF, AND I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE ClJB WILL CONTINUE THIS VALUABLE AND PRACTICAL VOLUNTARY WORK,* MR HAMMOND SAID.

BETWEEN APRIL THE START OF THE CURRENT SWIMMING SEASON, AND AUGUST THIS YEAR RSD LIFE GUARDS RESCUED A TOTAL OF 366 SWIMMERS IN DIFFICULTIES OF THESE RESCUES, 194 TOOK PLACE IN GAZETTED BEACHES AND ANOTHER 172 IN SWIMMING POOLS MANAGED BY THE RSD.

TAKING PA>T IN THE MARCH-PAST AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WERE 33 TEAMS EACH CONSISTING OF 10 TO 12 MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB. IT WAS FOLLOWED BY A LIFE-SAVING COMPETITION AMONG THt TEAMS.

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SCHO\ . CHILDREN’S WARD CONTRIBUTION URGED * * *

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CALLED ON SCHOOLS TO CONTINUE THEIR ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE +SCHOOL CHILDREN’S WARD* AT THE RUTTONJEE SANATORIUM.

+THERE ARE 10 COTS IN THE SCHOOL CHILDREN’S WARD AND THIS IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN HONG KONG SET UP MANY YEARS AGO.+ A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM SCHOOLS wOULD ENABLE CHILDREN ACCOMMODATED IN THE WARD TO RECEIVE MEDICAL CARE AND ATTENTION WHICH MIGHT OTHERWISE NOT BE AVAILABLE TO THEM.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID SCHOOLS CONTRIBUTED MORE THAN S571 000 LAST YEAR, AND THIS WAS A SPLENDID ACHIEVEMENT AND A CREDIT TO ALL CONCERNED.

^INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS SHOULD AGAIN BE LIMITED TO 53 CENTS AND MUST BE ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY.

♦SCHOOLS MAY CONSIDER VARIOUS OTHER WAYS AND MEANS RAISING MONEY TO SUPPORT THIS PRAISEWORTHY CAUSE,* HE ADDED.

SCHOOL HEADS SHOULD SEND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS, PREFERABLY BY CROSSED CHEQUE PAYABLE TO THE HONG KONG TUBERCULOSIS, CHEST AND HEART DISEASES ASSOCIATION, TO THE DEPUTY SECRETARY (GENERAL) OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR ONWARD TRANSMISSION TO THE ASSOC I AT I ON.

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NEW ROAD TO IMPROVE KAU WAH KENG TRAFFIC * * *

A NEW LOOP ROAD WILL BE BUILT IN KAU WAH KENG TO IMPROVE VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC IN THE WESTERN PART OF

KOWLOON.

WORK INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW ROAD AND FOOTPATHS TO THE NORTH OF THE LAI CHI KOK AMUSEMENT PARK, LINKING LAI KING HILL ROAD TO LAI WAN ROAD.

LARGE SECTIONS OF THE IMPROVED.

THE PROJECT WILL ALSO CULVERT UNDER THE NEW ROAD WORK AREA.

TWO ROADS WILL ALSO BE WIDENED AND

INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF A TWIN BOX AND SLOPE PROTECTION MEASURES IN THE

THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, WORK ON WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START NEXT JANUARY AND TAKE ABOUT TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE.

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STORMWATER DRAIN AT RECLAMATION EXTENDED ii XI

THE EXISTING STORMwATER DRAIN ALONG TONKIN STREET IS TO BE EXTENDED TO THE NEW SEAWALL NOw BEING CONSTRUCTED OFF

CHEUNG SHA WAN RECLAMATION.

THE 270-METRE-LONG STORMWATER DRAIN WILL REPLACE THE PRESENT TEMPORARY CHANNEL AT THE RECLAMATION, AND THE CHANNEL WILL BE FILLED IN AT A LATER STAGE.

• NEER ING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS

FOR THE PROJECT, WORK ON WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR AND TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE. JANUARY

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REFRESHMENT KIOSK OFFERED * * *

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SALE OF LIGHT REFRESHMENT AT THE CLEAR WATER BAY (1ST BEACH) IN SAI KUNG.

SITUATED AT THE EASTERN PART OF THE NEW TERRITORIES, THE BEACH WAS FREQUENTED LAST YEAR BY SOME 200 000 SWIMMERS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE RSD SAID.

/1H3 CONTRACT .......

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THE CONTRACT IS FOR THREE YEARS, STARTING FROM DECEMBER 1.

TENDER FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SAI KUNG DI STR I CT OFF ICc CF THE RSD ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SAI KUNG.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY CALL THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE RSD ON TELEPHONE 3-2813680 FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE * X *

HATTON ROAD IN THE MID-LEVELS WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 23) FOR ROAD WORKS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

BASIC LAW DRAFTING, 1987 REVIEW ON PARALLEL COURSE............ 1 SIR EDWARD TO TOUR WCNG TAI SIN ............................. 2 SIR PETER AND SIR PAUL ARRIVING THIS WEEK.................... 3 HK'S LAND SUPPLY ADEQUATE FOR FUTURE NEEDS .................. 4 HK TO CONTINUE ANTI-PROTECTIONIST STAND...................... 5 INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT SETTING UP NEW YORK OFFICE............... 6 U.S. MAKES FOURTH EA CALL ................................... 7 SURVEY SHOWS PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING

SUBSIDY...................................................... 7 SEWAGE DISPOSAL PLANT FOR TSING YI .......................... 10 LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD TO DECIDE ON THREE APPLICATIONS ...... 10 MAXIMUM FINE FOR UNHYGIENIC SOFT DRINK ...................... 11 OPERATION AGAINST COUNTRY PARK FIRES ........................ 11 SPECIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS GREEN PAPER....................... 12 DETAILS ON NEW TRAFFIC SCHEME................................ 12 COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN TO PUBLIC ........................... 13 174 SCHOOLS, ENTER MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD ..................... 13 MA CHAI HANG SERVICE RESERVOIR PLANNED....................... 14 SPEED LIMIT ON NEW CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD ..................... 14 IBC WESTBOUND CLOSED FOR NIGHT WORK.......................... 14 THEN MUN ROAD CLOSURE........................................ 15 MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC .................................. 15 WATER STORAGE FIGURE......................................... 15

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1935

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BASIC LAW DRAFTING, 1987 REVIEW ON PARALLEL COURSE *****

THE DRAFTING OF THE BASIC LAW AND THE WORK OF THE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE IN HONG KONG WILL BE PROCEEDING AT THE SAME TIME AS THE GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS THE 1987 REVIEW OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SIR DAVID WAS REPLYING TO A QUESTION FROM A REPORTER ON RECENT REMARKS MADE BY MR JI PENGFEI.

HE SAID HE HAD NOT READ THE DETAILED REPORT OF WHAT MR JI SAID BUT HE THOUGHT WE ALL KNEW THAT THESE THINGS WOULD BE GOING ALONG AT THE SAME TIME - +THEY ARE GOING ALONG IN PARALLEL*.

ASKED WHETHER HE THOUGHT THE REMARKS MADE BY MR JI WERE AN INDICATION OF DISTRUST IN THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT WAS HANDLING POLITICAL REFORMS, SIR DAVID SAID THAT HE WOULDN’T THINK SO AT ALL.

+1 THINK MR JI HAS VOICED VIEWS WHICH ARE HELD VERY WIDELY THAT WE SHOULDN’T GO TOO HASTILY, WE SHOULDN’T REFORM TOO HASTILY IN HONG KONG BUT WE NEED TO PROCEED CAREFULLY AND GRADUALLY AND THINK OUT EVERY STEP QUITE CAREFULLY.

+THAT’S WHAT HE WAS SAYING - HE WAS MERELY REITERATING WHAT XU HAS SAID IN HONG KONG, WHAT THE GOVERNOR HAS SAID IN HONG KONG AND WHAT I THINK THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN HONG KONG HAVE SAID - THAT WE MUST PROCEED STEADILY AND CAUTIOUSLY AND WITH CERTA INTY.+

SIR DAVID HAD EARLIER OFFICIATED AT THE OPENING OF THE 1985 HONG KONG TRADE FAIR AT THE HONG KONG EXHIBITION CENTRE IN WAN CHAI.

ASKED WHETHER HE WAS SATISFIED WITH THE WAYS IN WHICH HONG KONG WAS TRYING TO COUNTER TRADE PROTECTIONISM IN THE UNITED STATES, THE CHIEF SECRETARY SAID HE THOUGHT THE GOVERNMENT HAD DONE A LOT IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

+WE HAVE MADE A TREMENDOUS EFFORT IN WASHINGTON THROUGH OUR LOBBYISTS AND THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF OUR NEW YORK OFF ICELAND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE TO PUT OUR CASE ACROSS IN WASHINGTON.

♦AND THIS HAS BEEN SUPPORTED BY GROUPS IN HONG KONG, AND PARTICULARLY THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN HONG KONG.

+SO I THINK IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS WE HAVE REALLY, YOU MIGHT SAY, ’GOT OUR ACT TOGETHER’ ON THIS PARTICULAR POINT. AND ONE DOESN’T WISH TO ATTRIBUTE THE PRESENT STAGE OF PLAY WITH REGARD TO THE THURMOND/JENK INS BILL TO THAT ACTIVITY BUT I AM SURE IT HAS PLAYED ITS PART,* HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL WOULD COME UNDER THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, SIR DAVID REITERATED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS EXAMINING THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES AS WELL AS THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AND THE URBAN COUNCIL TO THE SECRETARIAT.

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+THAT IS ALL I CAN SAY AT THIS TIME,* HE SAID. +NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE ABOUT THIS AT ALL AND IT IS STILL IN A VERY PRELIMINARY STAGE OF CONSIDERATION.*

+l THINK WE MUST LOOK AT THE WHOLE RANGE OF PROPOSALS AND, AS I SAID, THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE TWO COUNCILS - THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AND THE URBAN COUNCIL - TO THE SECRETARIAT TO MY OFF ICE.+

ASKED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF SECURITY BRANCH FILES ON INDIVIDUALS AND POLITICAL GROUPS AFTER THE BRITISH GAVE UP SOVEREIGNTY, SIR DAVID SAID THAT NO DECISION HAD YET BEEN MADE,

+IT IS NOW 1985 AND WE ARE STILL 12 YEARS AWAY FROM 1997,+ l£ SAID.

ASKED WHETHER THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE FILES WOULD BE LEFT HERE, SIR DAVID SAID HE THOUGHT THAT KIND OF INFORMATION REALLY BELONGED TO THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATION.

♦AS IT WERE, IT’S PART OF OUR INFORMATION,* HE ADDED.

ADMINISTRATION AND PART OF OUR

ASKED WHETHER IT WAS LIKELY THAT THESE FILES WOULD BE DESTROYED OR TAKEN AWAY TO LONDON, SIR DAVID SAID: +1 DON T THINK I D LIKE TO COMMENT ON THAT BUT I SHOULD THINK THEY WILL BE TAKEN AWAY TO

LONDON.+

ON THE CAUSE OF THE ATTACK ON DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER MR NG MING-YUM, HE SAID THE POLICE WERE STILL CONTINUING THEIR INVESTIGATIONS.

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SIR EDWARD TO TOUR WONG TAI SIN * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL PAY A VISIT TO WONG TAI SIN ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 23) TO SEE DEVELOPMENT IN THE DISTRICT.

HE WILL TOUR LOK FU ESTATE AND WANG TAU HOM ESTATE TO SEE THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE TWO DENSELY POPULATED ESTATES.

HIS TRIP WILL END WITH A VISIT TO WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE WHERE HE WILL ALSO MEET DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE GOVERNOR WILL ARRIVE AT LOK FU ESTATE OFFICE AT BLOCK 13, LOK FU ESTATE AT 2.50 PM. A COACH AM5895 WILL LEAVE THE CGO CARPARK IN CENTRAL AT 1.45 PM TO TAKE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO LOK FU.

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1985

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SIR PETER AND SIR PAUL ARRIVING THIS WEEK * * *

TWO CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT. SIR PAUL BRYAN AND SIR PETER BLAKER, WILL BE ARRIVING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS FOR A VISIT.

SIR PAUL AND LADY BRYAN ARE EXPECTED TO FLY IN FROM LONDON ON FLIGHT CX 200, ETA 9 AM, ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 23), AND SIR PETER, WHO IS ALSO CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH HONG KONG PARLIAMENTARY GROUP, WILL ARRIVE FROM CHINA WITH LADY BLAKER ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 24).

SIR PAUL AND SIR PETER WILL ATTEND THE INAUGURATION OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING AND THE OPENING OF THE 1985-86 SESSION ON OCTOBER 30 (WEDNESDAY).

SIR PAUL AND SIR PETER WILL ALSO BE MEETING A WIDE CROSSSECTION OF THE HONG KONG COMMUNITY, INCLUDING LOCAL BUSINESSMEN, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND UMELCO MEMBERS.

AND THEY WILL BE ATTENDING BRIEFINGS BY SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND THE SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER, MR CHRISTIAN ADAMS, ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TERRITORY.

ARRANGEMENTS WILL ALSO BE MADE FOR THE TWO MP’S TO VISIT THE NEW STOCK EXCHANGE, THE CONTAINER TERMINAL, CASTLE PEAK POWER PLANT, THE ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS, THE EASTERN DISTRICT AND SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

THE VISITORS ARE DUE TO LEAVE HONG KONG ON OCTOBER 31.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO COVER SIR PAUL’S ARRIVAL SHOULD ASSEMBLE IN THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR CF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 23) BY 8.10 AM. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

DETAILS OF PRESS ARRANGEMENT TO COVER SIR PETER’S ARRIVAL WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1985

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HK’S LAND SUPPLY ADEQUATE FOR FUTURE NEEDS * * * *

THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR JOHN TODD, SAID TODAY (MONDAY) THAT HONG KONG HAD FINALLY GOT AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF LAND.

SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF VICTORIA, MR TODD SAID LAND SHORTAGE HAD BEEN HONG KONG’S NORMAL SITUATION FOR MANY YEARS. IF ANYONE HAD BEEN ASKED 10 OR EVEN FIVE YEARS AGO IF THE SITUATION WOULD CHANGE THE ANSWER WOULD HAVE BEEN + N0+.

♦HOWEVER,* HE CONTINUED, +IT HAS CHANGED WITH THE BUILDING OF THE NEW TOWN PROGRAMMES. IT SEEMS THAT HONG KONG HAS AT LAST REACHED THE STAGE WHERE IT HAS AN ADEQUATE, I DO NOT SAY AN ABUNDANT, SUPPLY OF LAND.

♦A POSITION IN WHICH THE PRESENT AND FORESEEN SUPPLY OF LAND IS GOOD GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW OUR POSITION AND TO HAVE A CHANCE TO CREATE A LAND DISPOSAL PROGRAMME BETTER ABLE TO RESPOND TO DEMAND.

♦THE PRESENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT WE SHALL HAVE ENOUGH LAND TO MEET OUR OVERALL REQUIREMENTS IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE AND PERHAPS TO HAVE SOME LAND IN HAND TO MEET FUTURE NEEDS,* SAID MR TODD.

GIVING FIGURES TO ILLUSTRATE THE LAND POSITION, MR TODD SAID THAT THE PRESENT PUBLIC RENTAL HOUSING PROGRAMME CALLED FOR 26 200 FLATS A YEAR ON NEW LAND AND 3 800 THROUGH REDEVELOPMENT. UP TO 1990 THE LAND NEEDED WAS ALREADY INCLUDED IN PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES AND RECENT DECISIONS ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENT SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE NECESSARY SUPPLY CONTINUED AFTER THAT DATE.

HE ADDED THAT NEW LAND WOULD ALSO BE NEEDED FOR SOME 16 000 FLATS TO BE BUILT BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR. THE PRESENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES SHOULD SUPPLY THIS NEED AND INDEED CREATE A SURPLUS.

MR TODD WARNED: +THERE MUST BE SOME CONCERN THAT THIS SURPLUS COULD LEAD DEVELOPERS TO CONCENTRATE ON FLAT PRODUCTION IN THE URBAN AREA TO THE NEGLECT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

♦THIS COULD BE UNFORTUNATE AS IT COULD LEAD TO AN IMBALANCE IN THE COMMUNITIES IN THE NEW TOWNS.*

ON THE QUESTION OF INDUSTRIAL LAND MR TODD SAID CHEAP LAND EXISTED IN THE NEW TOWNS BUT WAS NOT FAVOURED BY INDUSTRIALISTS WHO LIKED TO REMAIN NEAR THE URBAN AREAS WITH THEIR SERVICES, LABOUR POOLS AND GOOD COMMUNICATIONS.

THE GOVERNMENT’S PROBLEM WAS THAT IF IT KEPT CREATING LAND IN THESE FAVOURED AREAS THE NEW TOWN INDUSTRIAL ZONES WOULD NOT BE DEVELOPED FOR MANY YEARS AND THE ORIGINAL AIM OF BALANCED DEVELOPMENT WOULD NOT BE REACHED. HOWEVER, IF IT DID NOT SUPPLY LAND IN THESE URBAN AREAS INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION MIGHT BE INHIBITED.

/GIVING HIS .......

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GIVING HIS OWN VIEW OF THE OUTCOME TO THIS PROBLEM .MR TODD SAID: +MUCH OF THE TRADITIONAL INDUSTRY WILL REMAIN CENTRALISED IN THE URBAN AREAS BUT AS THE NEW TOWNS GROW WE WILL SEE NEW LIGHT INDUSTRIES BUILD UP TO UTILISE THE POOL OF LABOUR IN THESE AREAS.

+AT PRESENT WE ARE IN A POSITION TO REPLY FLEXIBLY TO NEEDS AND THE MAIN THING IS TO ENSURE THAT WE CAN MAINTAIN THAT POSITION.+

MR TODD SAID THAT BESIDES SUPPLYING NEW LAND IT WAS ALSO NECESSARY TO REDEVELOP EXISTING AREAS AND IT WAS TO THIS END THAT THE IDEA OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION HAD BEEN CONCEIVED.

+THE PROPOSAL HAS ITS CRITICS,* HE CONCEDED, +THERE ARE THOSE WHO SAY IT IS TOO LATE AND THE MARKET IS RISING. THERE ARE THOSE WHO SAY IT WILL DISRUPT EXISTING COMMUNITIES AND CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR THE OLDER AND THE POORER TENANTS. THERE ARE THOSE WHO SAY THAT IT WILL BE UNFAIR TO EXISTING OWNERS AND THOSE WHO SAY THAT THE ONLY PEOPLE TO BENEFIT WILL BE THE DEVELOPERS.*

SOME OF THESE POINTS HAD MERIT, HE ADMITTED, BUT WENT ON: +l THINK THAT THESE POINTS CAN BE MET AND THAT A SCHEME CAN BE PUT TOGETHER WHICH WILL BE ACCEPTABLE NOT ONLY TO THE GOVERNMENT AND TO DEVELOPERS BUT ALSO, AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, ONE WHICH WILL ATTRACT PUBLIC SUPPORT.*

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HK TO CONTINUE ANTl-PROTECTION I ST STAND * * * *

AND

SIR

THE

HONG KONG WILL CONTINUE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST PROTECTIONISM TO ADVOCATE AND PRACTISE FREE TRADE. THE CHIEF SECRETARY, DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

HONG KONG, HE SAID, REGULATED BUT DID NOT INTERFERE WITH FLOW OF TRADE AND HONG KONG’S INDUSTRIES WERE NOT PROTECTED

FROM COMPETITION.

+NEITHER DO THEY RECEIVE HANDOUTS FROM THE PUBLIC PURSEPEOPLE PAY DIRECTLY FOR THE SERVICES THEY RECEIVE AND AS A RESULT OUR LEVEL OF TAXATION IS LOW AND THE INCENTIVE TO INVEST IS HIGH.*

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE 1985 HONG KONG TRADE FAIR AT THE HONG KONG EXHIBITION CENTRE, SIR DAVID SAID: +THIS IS THE HONG KONG PHILOSOPHY. IF EVIDENCE IS NEEDED OF THE SUCCESS OF THESE PHILOSOPHIES. YOU CAN SEE IT AROUND YOU.

♦HONG KONG’S SUCCESS IS THE REAL REPLY TO NARROW-MINDED FORCES OF PROTECTIONISM WHOSE ONLY EFFECT IN THE LONG TERM WILL BE FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE ECONOMIES OF THE 'PROTECTORS’.*

/SIR DAVID .......

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SIR DAVID SAID THAT THE POLICIES THAT HAD POWERED HONG KONG’S PROSPERITY WERE AN EXAMPLE T0 ™E WORLD. IT RANKED 15TH IN THE WORLD IN EXPORTS AND 16TH IN IMPORTS. TRADE WAS A VITAL COMPONENT TO HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC GROWTH.

HONG KONG’S TRADING PATTERNS, SIR DAVID SAID WERE CHANGING AND IT HAD TO LOOK OUTWARD TO THE WORLD AND INWARD TO CHINA.

+OUR IMPORTANCE AS AN EXPORTER AND AN ENTREPOT IS ILLUSTRATED BY THE FACT THAT MORE THAN 1 OOO OCEAN-GOING SHIPS VISIT HONG KONG EVERY MONTH.

+AND THIS IMPORTANCE IS GROWING AS INVESTORS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS REALISE THE TRUE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE AGREEMENT ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

TURNING TO THE TRADE FAIR, SIR DAVID SAID THE PARTICIPATION CF SO MANY LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES WAS A VERY WELCOME WDICATION OF HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC HEALTH AND THE HONG KONG TRADE FAIR GROUP AND ITS SPONSORS DESERVED TO BE CONGRATULATED AND THANKED.

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INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT SETTING UP NEw YORK OFFICE X X * X

A SECOND NORTH AMERICAN OFFICE TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG WILL SOON BE IN OPERATION.

THE NEW OFFICE OF THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT IS BEING SET UP IN NEW YORK AND IT WILL COMPLEMENT THE INVESTMENT PROMOTION WORK BEING CARRIED OUT BY THE DEPARTMENT’S SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE, THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR JOHN YAXLEY SAID TODAY.

IT WILL BRING THE NUMBER OF OVERSEAS INVESTMENT PROMOTION OFFICES UP TO FIVE - THE OTHERS ARE IN TOKYO, LONDON AND STUTTGART.

THE NEW YORK OFFICE WILL BE HEADED BY MR PAULUS CHAN, WHO IS ALREADY IN THE CITY FINALISING ARRANGEMENTS FOR ACCOMMODATION AND STAFFING. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE OFFICE WILL BEGIN OPERATING IN NOVEMBER AND THE OFFICIAL OPENING IS PLANNED FOR FEBRUARY 1986.

+OVERSEAS INVESTMENT BRINGS BENEFITS TO HONG KONG BOTH DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY THROUGH THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY AND THE UPGRADING OF OUR MANUFACTURING BASE,+ SAID MR YAXLEY.

♦ THE UNITED STATES IS THE LARGEST SINGLE SOURCE OF OVERSEAS INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG INDUSTRY AND THIS NEW OFFICE WILL HELP US TO FURTHER IMPROVE OUR SERVICE TO UNITED STATES AND CANADIAN COMPANIES THINKING ABOUT SETTING UP IN THE TERRITORY.+

OVER THE LAST TwO-ANu-A-HALF YEAR ABOUT 80 NEW MANUFACTURING VENTURES HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED IN HONG KONG BY OVERSEAS INVESTORS.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1985

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U.S. MAKES FOURTH EA CALL * * * *

THE TRADE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT MADE AN EXPORT AUTHORISATION (EA) CALL ON CATEGORY 361 (COTTON SHEETS) TODAY (MONDAY).

THIS IS THE FOURTH EA CALL MADE BY THE UNITED STATES SO FAR THIS YEAR.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HONG KONG-U.S. BILATERAL TEXTILE AGREEMENT, THE DEPARTMENT HAS SUSPENDED THE ISSUE OF FURTHER EA’S IN THIS CATEGORY WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT PENDING CONSULTATIONS WITH THE U.S. AUTHORITIES.

EXPORT AUTHORISATIONS COVERING A TOTAL OF 738 175 PIECES HAD BEEN ISSUED IN 1985 AT THE TIME OF CALL, AND THERE WAS NO OUTSTANDING EA APPLICATION.

THE DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO APPROVE AND ISSUE EXPORT LICENCES FOR THIS CATEGORY AGAINST VALID EXPORT AUTHORISATIONS APPROVED PRIOR TO THE SUSPENSION.

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SURVEY SHOWS PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY * * * *

SEVENTY-ONE PER CENT OF THE PUBLIC SUPPORT THE PRINCIPLE OF REDUCING HOUSING SUBSIDY TO PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS WHO HAVE IMPROVED THEIR FINANCIAL SITUATION.

THIS WAS THE RESULT OF AN INDEPENDENT SURVEY, CONDUCTED BY A PRIVATE FIRM, COMMISSIONED BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY.

CONDUCTED FROM AUGUST TO OCTOBER, THE SURVEY WAS BASED ON A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF 1 509 ADULTS RANDOMLY SELECTED AND SUCCESSFULLY INTERVIEWED. RESPONSE RATE WAS 87 PER CENT.

THE SAMPLE COVERED ADULTS IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS OF THE TERRITORY, IN DIFFERENT HOUSING TYPES, WITH DIFFERENT INCOMES, EDUCATION ATTAINMENT AND OTHER SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS.

AND THE RESULTS SHOWED THAT SUPPORT FROM RESIDENTS IN PRIVATE HOUSING WAS OVERWHELMING AT 81 PER CENT, CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY 72 PER CENT OF RESIDENTS IN PRIVATE TEMPORARY HOUSING (E.G. SQUATTERS) WHO STRONGLY AGREED OR AGREED TO THE PRINCIPLE.

IT IS WORTHY OF NOTE THAT THE MAJORITY (55 PER CENT) OF PUBLIC RENTAL HOUSING TENANTS ALSO SUPPORTED THE PRINCIPLE OF THE GREEN PAPER, COMPARED WITH 78 PER CENT OF RESIDENTS IN HOME OWNERSHIP COURTS, TEMPORARY HOUSING AND COTTAGE AREAS.

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SUPPORT OF THE PRINCIPLE FROM PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT EDUCATION ATTAINMENTS ARE:

* 66 PER CENT OF THOSE WITH PRIMARY EDUCATION OR BELOW;

* 72 PER CENT OF THOSE WITH SECONDARY EDUCATION;

* 78 PER CENT OF THOSE WITH MATRICULATION-POST SECONDARY

EDUCATION;

* 85 PER CENT OF THOSE WITH TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL TRAINING, AND

X 94 PER CENT OF THOSE WITH UNIVERSITY-PROFESSIONAL TRAINING.

ANALYSED BY AGE GROUP, THE MAJORITY SUPPORT OF THE PRINCIPLE IS:

X 70 PER CENT OF THOSE AGED 21-29;

X 76 PER CENT OF THOSE AGED 30-39;

X 75 PER CENT OF THOSE AGED 40-49;

X 63 PER CENT OF THOSE AGED 50 - 59, AND

X 64 PER CENT OF THOSE AGED 60 AND OVER.

THE SURVEY ALSO REVEALED THAT 60 PER CENT OF THE PUBLIC AGREED TO THE +N0 EVICTION* APPROACH ADVOCATED BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY.

REDUCTION OF HOUSING SUBSIDY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS WHO HAVE IMPROVED THEIR FINANCIAL SITUATION RECEIVED FAR MORE PUBLIC SUPPORT THAN EVICTION.

ON THE SUGGESTIONS IN THE GREEN PAPER, 78 PER CENT STRONGLY AGREED OR AGREED TO THE PROPOSAL OF ASKING PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS TO PAY A HIGHER RENT AT THE EXPIRY OF THE INITIAL PERIOD OF 13 YEARS’ RESIDENCE UNLESS THEY COULD PROVE THEIR HOUSEHOLD INCOME DID NOT EXCEED THE SUBSIDY INCOME LIMIT.

THE STATISTICS SHOWED THAT EVEN AMONG PUBLIC RENTAL RESIDENTS, 67 PER CENT OF THEM AGREED TO THIS FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE.

ON THE SUBSIDY INCOME LIMIT (SIL) 55 PER CENT OF THE PUBLIC THOUGHT THAT THE PROPOSED SIL WAS ABOUT RIGHT AND 41 PER CENT TOO HARSH.

OF THE 41 PER CENT, 17 PER CENT SUGGESTED 1.8 TO 1.9 TIMES, 12 PER CENT 1.6 TO 1.7 TIMES AND 11 PER CENT SUGGESTED 2.0 TO 2.1 TIMES.

/ON INCOME .......

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1985

ON INCOME CALCULATION, 71 PER CENT OF THE PUBLIC CONSIDERED AS MORE APPROPRIATE THE OPTION TO INCLUDE ALL INCOME FROM EMPLOYMENT AND INVESTMENTS BUT LEAVING OUT THE VALUE OF ASSETS. EIGHTEEN PER CENT CONSIDERED AS MORE APPROPRIATE THE OPTION OF INCLUDING FIVE PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF ASSETS AS WELL.

ON COUNTING INCOME FROM EARNERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD, 73 PER CENT CONSIDERED AS MORE APPROPRIATE THE METHOD SUGGESTED IN THE GREEN PAPER - FULL INCOME OF TENANT AND SPOUSE, BUT 60 PER CENT OF OTHEI EARNERS - THAN COUNTING THE FULL INCOME FROM ALL EARNERS AS ADOPT-FOR THE WAITING LIST APPLICANTS.

OVER 80 PER CENT AGREED THAT THE ONUS OF PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY TO PAY THE OLD RENT RESTED WITH THE RESIDENT AND TO PENALTY FOR SUBMITTING FALSE INFORMATION.

AND 71 PER CENT OF THE PUBLIC REGARDED THE SUGGESTED LENGTH OF REVIEW - 10 YEARS - TO BE APPROPRIATE AND THIS OPINION WAS HELD COMMONLY BY ABOUT THE SAME PROPORTION OF PEOPLE ACROSS DIFFERENT HOUSING TYPES.

ALSO, THE PROPOSED IDEA OF ASKING THOSE WHO HAVE COME THROUGH THE FIRST REVIEW TO RE-DECLARE THEIR INCOME AT REGULAR INTERVALS WAS SUPPORTED BY 77 PER CENT OF THE PUBLIC.

THE INTERVAL OF TWO YEARS WAS CONSIDERED ABOUT RIGHT BY 61 PER CENT AND TOO SHORT BY 34 PER CENT. EIGHTEEN PER CENT OF THE *14 PER CENT WHO SAID IT WAS TOO SHORT SUGGESTED FIVE YEARS, 13 PER CENT SUGGESTED THREE TO FOUR YEARS AND THE SMALL REMAINDER HELD VERY DIVERSE VIEWS.

FORTY-THREE PER CENT OF THE PUBLIC FAVOURED TWICE THE NET RENT FOR TENANTS WHOSE HOUSEHOLD INCOMES EXCEEDED THE SIL AND WHO HAVE LIVED 10 YEARS OR MORE IN PUBLIC RENTAL HOUSING.

OF THE 54 PER CENT WHO WERE AGAINST, 17 PER CENT SUGGESTED 1.5 TIMES, 12 PER CENT 1.3 TIMES, 12 PER CENT 1.2 TIMES, FOUR PER CENT 1.4 TIMES, FOUR PER CENT 1.1 TIMES AND THE REMAINING EIGHT PER CENT HELD DIVERSE VIEWS.

IN RESPONSE TO THE SUPPOSITION THAT A TENANT WAS ASKED TO PAY TWICE THE NET RENT:

X 40 PER CENT OF THE TENANTS SAID THEY WILL PAY WHAT WAS DEMANDED;

* 23 PER CENT WILL BUY HOME OWNERSHIP FLATS, AND

* 5 PER CENT WILL MOVE TO PRIVATE HOUSING.

THE SURVEY ALSO SHOWED THAT 93 PER CENT OF THE PUBLIC AGREED TO APPEAL PROCEDURES AND PERMISSION TO APPLY TO PAY LOWER RENT BY HOUSEHOLDS WHOSE INCOME SUBSEQUENTLY FELL BELOW THE WAITING LIST INCOME LIMIT.

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MONDAY, OCTOBffi 21, 1985

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ON FURTHER INCENTIVES TO ENCOURAGE BUYING HOME OWNERSHIP FLATS, RI PER CENT OF THE PUBLIC CONSIDERED THAT THOSE AFFECTED BY THE GREEN PAPER SUGGESTIONS SHOULD RECEIVE THE SAME TREATMENT AS OTHER GREEN FORM BUYERS AND 43 PER CENT FAVOURED FURTHER INCENTIVES.

WHILE ONLY 31 PER CENT OF PRIVATE HOUSING RESIDENTS FAVOURED FURTHER INCENTIVES, 61 PER CENT OF PUBLIC RENTAL TENANTS SAID THAT FURTHER INCENTIVES SHOULD BE GIVEN TO ENCOURAGE HOUSEHOLDS WHO WOULD BE ASKED TO PAY HIGHER RENT TO BUY HOME OWNERSHIP FLATS.

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SEWAGE DISPOSAL PLANT FOR TSI NG Yl

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A SEWAGE DISPOSAL PLANT IS TO BE BUILT TO SERVE TSING Yl AND TO MAINTAIN ACCEPTABLE WATER QUALITY IN RAMBLER CHANNEL.

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR STAGE I OF THE PROJECT WHICH WILL INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PUMPING STATION, A SCREEN CHAMBER, AERATED GRIT CHANNELS, ANCILLARY FACILITIES AND A 400-METRE TWIN SUBMARINE PIPELINE.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN JANUARY 1986 AND TAKE ABOUT 24 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD TO DECIDE ON THREE APPLICATIONS * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL’S LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD WILL DECIDE ON THREE APPLICATIONS BY THE POLICE FOR REVOCATION OF LIQUOR LICENCES AT ITS MONTHLY OPEN MEETING ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 23).

IN ONE CASE, THE POL ICE CLAIM THAT THE LICENSEE OF THE CHINA NIGHT CLUB IN KIMBERLEY ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, WAS NOT PRESENT ON THE LICENSED PREMISES ON 19 OCCASIONS, AND THAT UNDER-AGED GIRLS WERE FOUND TO BE EMPLOYED THERE.

IN THE TWO OTHER CASES, THE POLICE CONSIDER THAT THE LICENSEES OF SUI SHA YA JAPANESE RESTAURANT IN CHATHAM ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI AND THE DEWEY DISCO AND PUB FIFTH AVENUE IN HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI, HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO MAINTAIN ORDER ON THEIR PREMISES WHERE SEVERAL ASSAULT CASES HAD OCCURRED.

/THE BOARD .......

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1985

THE BOARD WILL ALSO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR LIQUOR LICENCES FROM THE LYCHEE VILLAGE RESTAURANT IN CAMERON ROAD, TS IM SHA TSUI THE HONG KONG TELEPHONE COMPANY’S LAI CHI KOK II ENGINEERING CENTRE STAFF CANTEEN IN LAI CHI KOK, KOWLOON THE CLUB EMA IN MODY ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI AND THE HONG KONG ELECTRIC GROUP SPORTS CLUB IN AP LEI CHAU, HONG KONG.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, MR PETER C.K. CHAN, WILL MAKE A STATEMENT ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS CONCERNING COMPLAINTS AGAINST RIP-OFF BARS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE MEETING WHICH WILL START AT 8.30 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY AT THE URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, EDINBURGH PLACE.

MAXIMUM FINE FOR UNHYGIENIC SOFT DRINK * X X *

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY CALLED ON ALL FOOD MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS TO FOLLOW STRICT HYGIENE RULES IN BOTTLING DRINKS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

THIS FOLLOWED THE RECENT CONVICTION OF A SOFT DRINK MANUFACTURER WHO WAS FINED THE MAXIMUM $2 000 FOR SELLING UNHYGIENIC DRINKS.

A SOFT DRINK PURCHASED AT A KWAI CHUNG CANTEEN IN AUGUST LAST YEAR WAS FOUND TO CONTAIN SOME MINUTE SOLIDS WHICH WAS LATER PROVED TO BE OOTHECAE — EGGS OF COCKROACHES.

THE DEFENDANT HAS SIMILAR PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS.

OPERATION AGAINST COUNTRY PARK FIRES * * X

THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT IS MOUNTING AN ALL-OUT OPERATION TO PROTECT COUNTRY PARKS FROM THE POSSIBLE OUTBREAK CF FIRE TOMORROW (TUESDAY), CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL DAY.

THE DEPARTMENT’S FIRE CREW WILL BE ASSISTED, FOR THE FIRST TIME, BY BO CIVIL AID SERVICES PERSONNEL AND 20 COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUE MEMBERS IN FIRE WATCH DUTIES.

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SPECIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS GREEN PAPER

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SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AT A SPECIAL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 23) MORNING.

SENIOR HOUSING MANAGER OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, MR CHEN YU-CHENG, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING TO HELP BOARD MEMBERS IN THEIR DISCUSSION.

AT THE MEETING, FOUR MEMBERS - MR CHOY KAN-PUI, MR CHAN HON-YING, MR NG KING-SING AND MR LAM HUNG-CHIU - WILL PRESENT PAPERS ON RESIDENTS’ VIEWS FROM THE TIN SUM, SHA KOK, CHE KUNG MIU AND YUEN WO AREAS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SPECIAL MEETING ON THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING TO BE HcLj AT Q.3O AM ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 23) IN THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM, SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SnA TIN STATION.

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DETAILS ON NEW TRAFFIC SCHEME

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THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 23) TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF A FLYOVER IN ABERDEEN TOWN CENTRE ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 25) AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME IN ABERDEEN.

ATTENDING THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EDDIE CHAN; SENIOR TRANSPORT OFFICER, MR STEPHEN IP, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE, MR KWOK WAI-MING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE WHICH WILL BE HELD AT 4 PM IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, MEI FUNG COURT, ABERDEEN CENTRE.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1985

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN TO PUBLIC

* * *

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND MEETINGS OF THE FOUR COMMITTEES OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD.

THE MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE EIGHTH FLOOR OF TUNG WAH MANSION AT 201 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI.

THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON 5-8921239 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE DATES AND TIME OF THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

* ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE, OCTOBER 23 (4 PM)

* COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, OCTOBER 29 (4 PM)

* CULTURE AND RECREATION COMMITTEE, NOVEMBER 12 (4 PM)

M TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE, NOVEMBER 18 (4 PM)

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ABOVE MEETINGS.

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174 SCHOOLS ENTER MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD

* * *

TEAMS FROM 174 SCHOOLS WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE THIRD HONG KONG MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.

THE COMPETITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MATHEMATICS SECTION OF THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT QF NORTHCOTE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION.

EACH TEAM WILL CONSIST OF FOUR STUDENTS UP TO FROM 4 STANDARD.

HEATS WILL BE HELD ON A SATURDAY MORNING IN DECEMBER AND THE 43 TEAMS WITH THE HIGHEST SCORES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE FINALS WHICH WILL BE HELD SOMETIME IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR AT THE NORTHCOTE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION.

THE THREE TEAMS ACHIEVING THE HIGHEST SCORES IN THE FINAL WILL RECEIVE TROPHIES AND PRIZES.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1985

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MA CHAI HANG SERVICE RESERVOIR PLANNED * * * *

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A FRESH WATER SERVICE RESERVOIR AT YAN YEE VILLAGE IN MA CHAI HANG, KOWLOON.

THE

WITH A CAPACITY OF 11 OOO CUBIC METRES, THE RESERVOIR WILL MEET DEMAND FROM NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN MA CHAI HANG AND CHUK YUEN.

WORK ON THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO START IN JANUARY 1986 AND BE COMPLETED IN 17 MONTHS.

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SPEED LIMIT ON NEW CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD

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SPEED LIMITS WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 24) ON THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF NEW CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD:

* 70 KILOMETRES PER HOUR SPEED LIMIT WILL BE IMPOSED ON NEW CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD BETWEEN ITS EASTERN JUNCTION WITH CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 220 METRES NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH LEE ON ROAD.

* A SPEED LIMIT OF 50 KILOMETRES PER HOUR WILL BE IMPOSED ON NEW CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH LEE ON ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 220 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE SPEED LIMIT OF 40 MILES PER HOUR PRESENTLY IMPOSED ON THE ABOVE SECTIONS OF NEW CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD WILL BE CANCELLED.

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I EC WESTBOUND CLOSED FOR NIGHT WORK

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TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FLYOVER LINKING KORNHILL AND THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR, THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR BETWEEN SHAU KEI WAN AND TAIKOO SHING WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 13 PM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 24) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

DURING THE CLOSURE, WESTBOUND VEHICLES FROM SHAU KEI WAN HEADING FOR THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE SHAU KEI WAN ROAD, TAIKOO SHING ROAD, TAI FUNG AVENUE AND TAIKOO WAN ROAD.

THE SAME MEASURE WILL BE REPEATED ON OCTOBER 25 FROM 13 PM TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1985

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TUEN MUN ROAD CLOSURE

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TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING WORK, THE TRAFFIC LANES OF TUEN MUN ROAD BETWEEN SIU LAM INTERCHANGE AND CHI LOK FA YUEN WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 23), FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS.

THE ROAD WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN STAGES. DURING THIS PERIOD, ONLY ONE TRAFFIC LANE WILL BE AVAILABLE. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE CASTLE PEAK ROAD VIA SIU LAM INTERCHANGE TO AVOID POSSIBLE DELAYS.

TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE, TUEN MUN ROAD BETWEEN SIU LAM INTERCHANGE AND ROAD D8 WILL BE CLOSED. ON OCTOBER 23 AND 24 (WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY), THE TUEN MUN BOUND CARRIAGEWAY WILL BE CLOSED FROM 11.30 PM TO 5 AM, AND ON OCTOBER 25 AND 26 (FRIDAY - SATURDAY), THE TSUEN WAN BOUND CARRIAGEWAY WILL BE CLOSED ON THE SAME HOURS.

MOTORISTS WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

KMB ROUTES 57M, 59A, 59M, 60, 60M, 66, 66M, 67M, 68 AND 68M WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE VIA CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

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MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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THE URBAN COUNCIL’S KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN COMMITTEE, CHAIRED BY MR WALTER SULKE, WILL HOLD ITS FIRST PUBLIC MEETING ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 24).

THE COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS SIX PAPERS, DEALING WITH PUBLICITY AND CLEANSING SCHEMES.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 8.30 AM AT ROOM 2, 4TH FLOOR, URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, EDINBURGH PLACE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE XXX

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 77.9 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 456.796 MILLION CUBIC

NE TRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 488.775 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 83.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 198?

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

PROGRAMME IMPROVES ENVIRONMENT FOR ISLANDERS ............. 1

MA ON SHAN - GHOST TOWN TO BOOM TOWN ..................... 2

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT COMMITTEE TO MEET ..................... 4

STAMP FOLDER ON SALE NEXT WEEK............................ 5

SEMINAR TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS ........................ 5

TUEK MUN TOWN PARK OPENING .............................   6

PLASTIC CONTAINERS IO REPLACE BaMBOO BASKETS ............. 6

INAUGURATION CEREMONY .................................... 7

NEW FISH MARKET IN TAI PO...............................   7

NEW SEAWALL AT TSUEN WAN BAY............................   8

FRESH AND SALT WATER CUT ................................. 8

RIGHT-TURN BAN ........................................... 8

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1985

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PROGRAMME IMPROVES ENVIRONMENT FOR ISLANDERS

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A'lD VARIOUS MAJOR GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ISLANDS DISTRICT, T«E LOCAL PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME (LPW) CONTINUES TO PLAY A'! IMPORTANT ROLE IN IMPROVING THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT OF ISLANDERS.

♦FOR ALMOST SEVEN DECADES, THE PROGRAMME HAD SERVED THE COMMUNITY WELL ALTHOUGH ITS FORM HAD CHANGED SOMEWHAT WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME,* INSPECTOR OF WORKS OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT CFF ICE, MR T.K. LUI, SAID.

+ADMINISTERED BY THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE, THE PROGRAMME HAS HELPED PROVIDE FOOTPATHS AND ACCESS ROADS THAT CRISS-CROSS THE ISLANDS TOWNSHIPS, NUMEROUS RAINSHELTERS AND SITTING-OUT AREAS AT VANTAGE LOCATIONS, AND WATER AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES TO REMOTE VILLAGES,* HE ADDED.

MR LUI SAID THAT THE LPW PROGRAMME HAD PROVED TO BE ONE OF GOVERNMENT’S MOST VALUABLE MEASURES TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY FACILITIES IN THE ISLANDS DISTRICT AS WELL AS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

+THE PROGRAMME STARTED IN 1919 AND IN THE EARLY YEARS IT WAS PRIMARILY A SELF-HELP SCHEME BY WHICH THE GOVERNMENT SUPPLIED MATERIALS, SUCH AS CEMENT, BARS AND PIPES TO ENABLE VILLAGERS TO UNDERTAKE MINOR CONSTRUCTION WORK,* HE SAID.

+AT THAT TIME THE ISLANDS DISTRICT WAS RELATIVELY SECLUSIVE, AND THE EMPHASIS WAS ON THE PROVISION OF BASIC FACILITIES TO IMPROVE THE LIVELIHOOD OF THE ISLANDERS, HELPING THEM TO BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT,* HE ADDED.

THE BENEFITS DERIVED FROM THE LPW WERE NOT ONLY ENJOYED BY THE THEN DEVELOPING TOWNSHIPS LIKE MUI WO, TAI 0 AND CHEUNG CHAU BUT ALSO IN THE MORE REMOTE ISLANDS.

AN EXAMPLE OF THIS WAS WHEN RESIDENTS OF THE REMOTE SOKO ISLANDS STARTED TO BUILD A BREAKWATER AT THE END OF I960 TO PROTECT FISHING BOATS OPERATING IN THE WATERS AROUND THE ISLANDS.

THE COST OF MATERIALS WAS MET FROM THE LPW VOTE, AN OUTLAY WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE TIMELY WHEN TYPHOON +ALICE+ HIT HONG KONG THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

AT POI TOI ISLAND, RESIDENTS ARE STILL ENJOYING THE +LUXURY+ OF ELECTRICITY SUPPLY, MADE POSSIBLE WITH TWO DIESEL GENERATORS INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED BY THE WORKS SECTION OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT CFF ICE.

MR LUI NOTED THAT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF. THE LPW TO THE DISTRICT WOULD BE IRREPLACEABLE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE IN VIEW OF THE REMOTENESS OF THE ISLANDS.

+OVER THE YEARS, THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES IN THE SCOPE AND THE NATURE OF PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN,* SAID MR LUI.

/+MANY WORKS .......

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♦MANY WORKS OF THE EARLY YEARS, LIKE THE FORMATION OF WELLS AND IRRIGATION SCHEMES, ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED AS MOST AREAS ARE NOW COVERED BY WATER SUPPLY NETWORK, AND FARMING HAD BEEN-WAN I NG IN THE DISTRICT,* HE SAID.

+EMPHASIS IS NOW PLACED ON RECREATIONAL ASPECTS WHERE FACILITIES SUCH AS PLAYGROUNDS, BASKETBALL COURTS ARE BEING CONSTRUCTED,* HE ADDED.

THE ISLANDS DISTRICT LPW HAS INDEED COME A LONG WAY WITH A RECORD ALLOCATION OF MORE THAN $2 MILLION THIS YEAR, COMPARED WITH THE MEAGRE $5 OOO FOR THE WHOLE NEW TERRITORIES IN 1919.

PROJECTS ARE NORMALLY INITIATED BY LOCAL RESIDENTS THROUGH THEIR VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVES, RURAL COMMITTEES OR BY DISTRICT CFFICE STAFF WHO ARE IN CONSTANT TOUCH WITH THE RURAL COMMUNITY.

WHEN A REQUEST FOR A LPW PROJECT IS RECEIVED, A BRIEF APPRAISAL WOULD BE MADE BY THE STAFF OF THE WORKS SECTION, FOLLOWED BY SITE VISIT AND PREPARATION OF THE WORK PLAN.

NEARLY ALL PROJECTS ARE CARRIED OUT UNDER A CONTRACT SYSTEM WHEREBY STAFF OF THE WORKS SECTION PRODUCE SETS OF DETAILED DRAWINGS AND BILLS OF LADEN, AND THEN CALL FOR TENDERS.

A PROJECT WOULD NORMALLY BE COMPLETED WITHIN FOUR MONTHS AFTER IT HAD BEEN CONTRACTED OUT.

FOR 1985, ABOUT 80 LPW PROJECTS HAVE EITHER BEEN COMPLETED CR BEING BUILT, INCLUDING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A VAN TRACK BETWEEN SHA LO WAN AND SHAM WATT ON LANTAU? IMPROVEMENT TO WATER SUPPLIES AT SHEUNG LING PEI TSUEN, TUNG CHUNG; THE RENOVATION OF A PLAYGROUND AT TUNG WAN ON CHEUNG CHAU ISLAND WHICH WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A $300 000 DONATION BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

COMPLEMENTARY TO THESE ARE OTHER PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED THROUGH THE LPW MACHINERY SUCH AS THE MINOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE FACILITIES PROJECTS PROVIDING SPECIFIC FACILITIES SUCH AS AMENITY PLANTING, LATRINES AND REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS, WHICH BEAUTIFY AND IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS FOR THE ISLANDERS.

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MA ON SHAN - GHOST TOWN TO BOOM TOWN * * * K

TODAY THE LOUDEST SOUND TO BE HEARD IN VILLAGE OF MA ON SHAN IS THE RUSHING OF THE PAST HOUSES CLINGING TO THE MOUNTAIN SIDE.

THE NEW TERRITORIES STREAM AS IT TUMBLES

THE HOUSES ARE LARGELY DESERTED FOR THE ONCE-THRIVING VILLAGE OF 5 000 IS NOW HOME TO ONLY 170 PEOPLE, MOSTLY ELDERLY OR CHILDREN BEING LOOKED AFTER BY THEIR GRANDPARENTS.

MA ON SHAN (ITS NAME MEANS HORSE SADDLE MOUNTAIN) BEGAN TO DIE IN 1976 WHEN ITS MAIN REASON FOR EXISTENCE, AN IRON MINE, CLOSED DOWN.

/BUT JUST ....

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1985

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BUT JUST A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY, WHERE THE SINGLE-TRACK RAILWAY BRINGING ORE FROM THE MINE ONCE REACHED THE COAST, A NEW MA ON SHAN IS RAPIDLY RISING.

NO MERE VILLAGE THIS, BUT A TOWN WITH A PROJECTED POPULATION OF 200 000 (AND A POSSIBILITY OF IT EVENTUALLY REACHING 280 000). THE NEW MA ON SHAN IS AN EXTENSION OF THE MASSIVE SHA TIN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT.

MOST OF THE LAND FOR THE NEW MA ON SHAN HAS BEEN, OR IS STILL BEING, RECLAIMED FROM TOLO HARBOUR. SOME OF THE FILL FOR THE RECLAMATION HAS BEEN THE TAILINGS FROM THE OLD MINE WORKINGS.

THE RECLAMATION MEANS THAT THE SCENIC LOCATION OF THE NEW TOWN WILL BE PRESERVED FOR THE GREEN, SURROUNDING HILLS WILL BE LEFT LARGELY UNTOUCHED.

SET AGAINST AN IMPOSING BACKDROP OF MOUNTAINS AND WOODED SLOPES THE NEW TOWN WILL HAVE EXTENSIVE VIEWS OVER SCENIC TOLO HARBOUR AND PLANNERS HAVE BEEN AT GREAT PAINS TO PRESERVE THESE NATURAL AMENITIES AND MAKE AS MUCH USE AS POSSIBLE OF THE WATERFRONT ACCESS.

AT THE SAME TIME THE DEVELOPMENT IS TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES INHERENT IN THE SEAFRONT LOCATION, PARTICULARLY WITH REGARD TO RESIDENTIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIRING DIRECT WATER ACCESS AND FOR RECREATIONAL USES.

THE GOVERNMENT IS SPENDING $593 MILLION ALONE ON RECLAMATION AND FORMATION OF 172 HECTARES OF LAND AT MA ON SHAN. THIS EXPENDITURE INCLUDES THE ROAD NETWORK AND UTILITIES BUT EXCLUDES SUCH MAJOR ITEMS AS RESUMPTION AND CLEARANCE OF LAND, THE SERVICE RESERVOIR, SEWAGE PUMPING STATION, THE CONNECTING ROADS TO SHA TIN PROPER, AND THE COST OF BUILDINGS TO FOLLOW.

THE FIRST PUBLIC HOUSING, HANG ON ESTATE, IS ALREADY BEING BUILT ON THE FIRST 13 HECTARE SECTION OF LAND RECLAIMED. IT WILL PROVIDE HOMES FOR 30 740 PEOPLE, THE FIRST OF WHOM WILL START MOVING IN LATE NEXT YEAR.

BUT IT IS NOT PLANNED THAT MA ON SHAN SHOULD BE JUST A GOVERNMENT DORMITORY AREA. THE SENIOR TOWN PLANNER FOR THE PROJECT, MR WARWICK TRIMBLE, SAIDt +WE ARE HOPING FOR A HOUSING MIX OF 60 PER CENT GOVERNMENT AND 40 PER CENT PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT.*

MANY PRIVATE DEVELOPERS HAVE ALREADY SHOWN INTEREST AND ONE COMPANY HAS PAID $300 300 300 (TO THEM A PROPITIOUS FIGURE) FOR A 7.4 HECTARE SITE AT TAI SHU I HANG ON THE WESTERN EDGE OF MA ON SHAN. THE SITE WILL EVENTUALLY HOUSE 15 000 PEOPLE IN JUST UNDER 4000 FLATS. THIS IS ONLY THE FIRST OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEMES IN MA ON SHAN.

ALTHOUGH THE NEW TOWN IS PLANNED AS PART OF SHA TIN IT WILL HAVE ITS OWN SELF-CONTAINED AMENITIES AND AMONG THESE WILL BE JOBS FOR THE RESIDENTS. ABOUT 18 HECTARES OF LAND WILL BE ZONED FOR INDUSTRIAL USE AT MA ON SHAN AND JOBS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ABOUT 20 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION.

/THE REST .......

TUESDAY, OCTOBE}' 22, 1985

THE REST OF THE WORKFORCE WILL TRAVEL TO OR THROUGH SHA TIN TO THEIR JOBS SO IT IS OBVIOUS THAT TRANSPORT LINKS WILL BE OF PRIME IMPORTANCE AT MA ON SHAN.

STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION IS SOME FORM OF RAIL LINK WITH SHA TIN. THIS COULD TAKE THE FORM OF A SPUR FROM THE MAIN KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY LINE, A SPECIAL LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM OR AN ELEVATED RAILWAY. IF A RAIL SYSTEM IS NOT CONSTRUCTED THE LAND RESERVED FOR IT CAN BE USED AS A ROAD RESERVE PURELY FOR BUSES.

HUMBLER FORMS OF TRANSPORT ARE NOT BEING NEGLECTED. A COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM OF CYCLE TRACKS IS BEING BUILT. THESE WILL EE SEPARATED FROM THE ROAD NETWORK AND GIVE ACCESS TO THE PARKS, SEA FRONT AND EVEN AS FAR AS SHA TIN ITSELF.

WITH SUCH AN AMBITIOUS PROJECT THE AREA IS A HIVE OF ACTIVITY AS DREDGERS AND HUGE EARTH-MOVERS PREPARE SITES WHILE HOUSING BLOCKS SHOOT UP ON THOSE ALREADY PREPARED.

BUT A FEW MINUTES AWAY, IN THE QUIET HILLS, AT THE ORIGINAL VILLAGE OF MA ON SHAN, IT SEEMS AS THOUGH LITTLE HAS HAPPENED SINCE THE MINE CLOSED DOWN.

THE VILLAGERS KNOW THIS IS FAR FROM THE CASE. +THEY WELCOME THE NEW DEVELOPMENT,* SAID VILLAGE HEADMAN CHANG BUTE.

MR CHANG REMEMBERS HAVING TO CARRY A VILLAGER ON HIS BACK SEVERAL MILES TO THE NEAREST DOCTOR BECAUSE THERE WAS NO TRANSPORT AND NO TELEPHONE IN THOSE DAYS.

IT IS NO WONDER THAT THE VILLAGERS WELCOME THE ADDED AMENITIES THE NEW DEVELOPMENT WILL BRING, HE SAID. ALREADY A FEW OF THEM HAVE FOUND WORK ON THE SITE AND THEY LOOK FORWARD TO THE COMPLETION CF THE SHOPPING ARCADES AND OTHER FACILITIES THAT WILL MAKE THEIR LIFE SO MUCH EASIER.

SO MA ON SHAN, A FEW YEARS AGO THE NAME OF A DYING VILLAGE, WILL SOON BE SYNONYMOUS WITH ALL THAT IS BEST AND UP TO DATE IN MODERN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN HONG KONG.

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TSUEN WAN DISTRICT COMMITTEE TO MEET * * * * *

THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

IT WILL REVIEW THE RANGE OF FACILITIES AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN THE AREAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, SPORTS, RECREATION AND CULTURE.

/THE MEETING, .......

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THE MEETING, WHICH WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, WILL ALSO DECIDE ON THE NAMING OF A NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE DISTRICT.

THE MEETING WILL START AT 2.30 PM AT THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBER, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, 2/F, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NEW TERRITORIES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE MEETING. THERE WILL BE NO SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION SERVICE.

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STAMP FOLDER ON SALE NEXT WEEK * * *

AN ATTRACTIVELY DESIGNED STAMP FOLDER HOLDING TEN 50-CENT DEFINITIVE STAMPS WILL BE PUT ON SALE NEXT MONDAY (OCTOBER 28).

THE FOLDER WOULD PROVIDE A CONVENIENT MEANS FOR KEEPING 50 CENTS STAMPS, WHICH ARE THE BASIC POSTAGE RATE FOR LETTERS IN HONG KONG.

A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE LIGHT BLUE FOLDER, AT $5 EACH, ALSO SHOWED THE LOCAL POSTAGE RATES AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPEEDPOST AND INTELPOST SERVICES.

ON THE SAME DAY, THE REPRINTS OF THE CURRENT PICTORIAL AEROGRAMME FEATURING THE BAUHIN IA FLOWER, WITH A $1.30 STAMP TO REPLACE THE FORMER $1 STAMP, WOULD ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT $1.40 EACH AT ALL POST OFFICES, HE ADDED.

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SEMINAR TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS * * X

A SEMINAR AIMED AT IMPROVING COMMUNICATIONS AMONG VARIOUS LOCAL ORGANISATIONS IN MONG KOK WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) EVENING BY THE TAI KOK TSUI AREA COMMITTEE.

MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS BRENDA FUNG, WILL GIVE A TALK ON THE ROLE OF LOCAL RESIDENTS AND ORGANISATIONS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.

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OTHER PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE AREA COMMITTEE, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS CORPORATIONS AND. GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR AT 8 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN THE ASSEMBLY HALL, TAI KOK TSUI CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL, 148 TAI KOK TSUI ROAD.

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TUEN MUN TOWN PARK OPENING * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN THE FIRST 6.5 HECTARES OF TUEN MUN TOWN PARK ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 24).

OCCUPYING AN AREA OF 12.5 HECTARES IN THE TOWN CENTRE, THE PARK IS A POPULAR RECREATIONAL VENUE FOR THE NEW TOWN RESIDENTS SINCE IT WAS OPENED IN AUGUST.

ALSO TAKING PART IN THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR TONY HAMMOND.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE TUEN MUN TOWN PARK ON THURSDAY AT 11 AM.

TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES AND WILL LEAVE THE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT TSIM SHA TSUI AT 9.30 AM SHARP.

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PLASTIC CONTAINERS TC REPLACE BAMBOO BASKETS

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THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS TO PHASE OUT THE USE CF BAMBOO BASKETS FOR REFUSE COLLECTION AND STORAGE PURPOSES AND REPLACE THEM WITH PLASTIC CONTAINERS.

THIS FOLLOWS SUCCESSFUL TRIALS Or PLASTIC REFUSE CONTAINERS IN YAU MA TEI, WAN CHAI AND OTHER DISTRICTS.

+AS WELL AS BEING MORE DURABLE AND LARGER IN CAPACITY, THE PLASTIC CONTAINERS WILL BE MUCH CHEAPER IN THE LONG RUN,+ AN URBAN COUNCIL SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

/THE DEPARTMENT

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THE DEPARTMENT AT PRESENT HAS TO BUY ABOUT 330 000 BAMBOO BASKETS A YEAR AND THESE HAVE A COMPARATIVELY BRIEF ■R.IFE + BEFORE THEY BECOME USELESS.

ON THE OTHER HAND, ONE PLASTIC REFUSE CONTAINER LASTS AS LONG AS 20 BAMBOO BASKETS.

+A FINAL FACTOR IN FAVOUR OF PLASTIC BASKETS IS THAT THEY HAVE A NEATER AND CLEANER APPEARANCE THAN BAMBOO BASKETS,+ SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

THE DECISION TO MAKE THE CHANGE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL’S ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE AND ITS FINANCE SELECT COMMITTEE.

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INAUGURATION CEREMONY M * * *

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, DR JAMES HAYES, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE SIXTH INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE FEDERATION OF TSUEN WAN DISTRICT SPORTS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATIONS TOMORROW

(WEDNESDAY).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT 4.30 PM AT THE MAXIM’S RESTAURANT IN LUK YEUNG SUN CHUEN, NEAR THE TSUEN WAN MTR STATION.

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NEW FISH MARKET IN TAI PO X * *

A NEW WHOLESALE FISH MARKET WILL BE OPENED TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN TAI PO TO REPLACE AN EXISTING 39-YEAR-OLD FISH WHOLESALE MARKET.

tuf DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN, SlLL OFF™aSe AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW MARKET AT SAM MUN TSAI ROAD, YIM TIN TSAI, TAI PO, AT 11.30 AM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING. TRANSPORT FOR THE MEDIA ^ILL LEAVE FROM THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 393 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON, AT 10.30 AM S^ARP.

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NEW SEAWALL AT TSUEN WAN BAY * * *

THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SECOND PHASE OF A SEAWALL AT TSUEN WAN BAY.

THE 350-METRE-LONG SEAWALL WILL LINK A PARTLY COMPLETED SEAWALL STRETCHING FROM THE NEW FERRY PIER AT TSUEN WAN RECLAMATION TO THE EAST END OF THE BAY.

THE PROJECT WILL ALSO INCLUDE WORK TO PREPARE ABOUT NINE HECTARES OF SEABED FOR FUTURE RECLAMATION AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BOX CULVERT IN THE AREA.

WORK ON THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO START IN EARLY 1986 AND TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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FRESH AND SALT WATER CUT X * X

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN HUNG HOM WILL BE f^RNED OFF FROM 10 PM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 25) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY BULKELEY STREET, CHATHAM ROAD NORTH, WINSLOW STREET, HUNG HOM WAN STREET AND PO LOI STREET.

MEANWHILE, SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN AREAS IN KOWLOON TONG WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM THE SAME DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED AREAS ARE THE NORTHERN PART OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD (BETWEEN NAM CHEONG STREET AND LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD) INCLUDING LUNG CHEUNG ROAD LOOKOUT.

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RIGHT-TURN BAN

VEHICLES ON CADOGAN STREET IN KENNEDY TOWN WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO BELCHER’S STREET FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 25).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

ID CARDS BEYOND 1997 POSSIBLE - GOVERNOR ......................... 1

GOVERNOR HEARS LATEST ON MASSIVE PROJECT ......................... 2

NEW MEMBERS LEARN ABOUT LEGCO WORK ............................... 3

SIR PAUL BRYAN ARRIVES ........................................... 4

SIR PETER ARRIVING FROM CHINA .................................... 4

SMALL GROUP ON CANTON VISIT ...................................... 4

FIRE SERVICES TALKS IN SHENZHEN .................................. 5

SIR DAVID TO SPEAK AT SURVEYORS DINNER ........................... 5

PRIME TSIM SHA TSUI SITE OFFERED ................................. 6

SECOND MEETING ................................................... 6

KAIFONGS PRAISED FOR CIVIC WORK .................................. 6

FUND-RAISING WALKERS GET AWARDS................................... 7

PRESS CONFERENCE ON SURVEY RESULTS ............................... 8

TALKS ON LAB MANAGEMENT .......................................... 9

LICENSING BOARD GRANTS THREE LIQUOR LICENCES ..................... 9

NEW FISH MARKET OFFERS +MUCH BETTER SERVICES+ ................... 10

RSD SERVICES IN TSUEN WAN ....................................... 11

LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM ON RIGHT TRACK ................................ 12

COMPLAINTS AGAINST +RIP-OFF+ BARS FALL SHARPLY .................. 13

LICENSEE RETAINS LIQUOR LICENCE AFTER LEGAL ARGUMENT ............ 13

IMPROVED TRAFFIC IN ABERDEEN .................................... 14

ABERDEEN TRAFFIC CHANGES START FRIDAY ........................... 15

ROUTE CHANGE FOR BEAUTY PAGEANT ................................. 18

STREET CLOSURE .................................................. 18

NEW YUEN LONG COOKED FOOD MARKET OPENED ......................... 19

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1985

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ID CARDS BEYOND 1997 POSSIBLE - GOVERNOR * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING ITS BEST TO ENSURE THAT IDENTITY CARDS ISSUED IN 1987 CAN LAST BEYOND 1997, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID THIS (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON.

+IF YOU GIVE US A LITTLE TIME TO DISCUSS THE PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS, YOU WILL FIND THAT WE ARE ALL TRYING TO BE VERY REASONABLE, AND I THINK THAT OUGHT TO BE POSSIBLE,* HE SAID.

The governor was replying to questions from reporters after

TOURING WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT.

ASKED HOW THIS WAS POSSIBLE SINCE THERE WOULD BE A CHANGE OF SOVEREIGNTY IN 1997, SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT THAT THERE WERE ALREADY LAND LEASES WHICH LASTED BEYOND 1997.

THIS WAS ONE OF THE THINGS WHICH WAS SO SIGNIFICANT ABOUT THE LAND SALE A FEW WEEKS AGO, HE SAID.

*SO THINGS ARE POSSIBLE,* HE SAID.+ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GIVE US A LITTLE TIME TO WORK THEM OUT.*

as to whether the Chinese government had reacted to this PROPOSAL, SIR EDWARD SAID, +I’LL TELL YOU THE ANSWER TO THAT WHEN THEY DO.*

ASKED WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT WAS +LOCKED IN DELICATE NEGOTIATIONS* WITH CHINA OVER HOW TO ISSUE IDENTITY CARDS THAT WOULD BE VALID BEYOND 1997, THE GOVERNOR SAID HE WOULD NOT DESCRIBE THEM AS +DELICATE+.

+WE ARE ENGAGED IN PRACTICAL DISCUSSIONS.

*AND I THINK THAT THE EXPERIENCE OF PUTTING THESE ARRANGEMENTS INTO EFFECT -- ALL THE EXPERIENCE ON THE JOINT DECLARATION SO FAR, IN THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP AND IN THE LAND COMMISSION — SHOWS that these discussions are very practical and we are looking for SOLUTIONS.*

AS FOR HOW ADVANCED THESE DISCUSSIONS WERE, SIR EDWARD SAID, +aLL I CAN SAY AT THE MOMENT IS THEY ARE IN PROGRESS.*

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON WHY IT WAS NECESSARY TO ISSUE NEW IDENTITY CARDS IN 1987, ONLY A FEW YEARS AFTER THE START OF THE CURRENT RENEWAL EXERCISE, THE GOVERNOR SAID, +WE SHALL HAVE TO STaRT RE-ISSUING CARDS QUITE SOON AFTER THAT ANYWAY, BECAUSE ThE CARDS WHICH WE ISSUED SOME YEARS AGO WILL NEED TO BE RE-ISSUED IN A FEW YEARS’ TIME.*

+SO wE ARE LOOKING FOR CONVENIENCE AND ECONOMY, YOU MlGHT SAY.*

ASKED AETHER HE CONSIDERED it A +SATISFACTORY ARRANGEMENT* IF IT WAS NECESSARY TO ISSUE ANOTHER IDENTITY CARD IN 1997 UNDER tHE SAR GOVERNMENT, SIR EDWARD SAID, +1 THINK YOU ARE ABOUT 10 YEARS ahead OF The GAME.*

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+BE A LITTLE PATIENT AND WAIT AND SEE WHAT WE PRODUCE.*

ASKED WHETHER THERE HAD BEEN A SETBACK IN ARRANGEMENTS SINCE REPORTERS WERE EARLIER TOLD THAT DETAILS OF THE NEW IDENTITY CARDS WOULD PROBABLY BE ANNOUNCED IN A FEW WEEKS, HE SAID, + l THINK THAT MUST HAVE BEEN A MISUNDERSTANDING.*

+l THINK THAT PROBABLY REFERRED TO THE PASSPORTS, AND WE DID ISSUE SOME INFORMATION LAST WEEK ABOUT THE PASSPORTS.

+ID CARDS ARE REALLY QUITE COMPLICATED THINGS TO PRODUCE, AS THE NEW ONES HAVE SHOWN.

+AND WHAT WE WANT TO DO, AS I SAID A LITTLE WHILE AGO, IS TO MAKE SURE THE ARRANGEMENTS GIVE THE MAXIMUM CONVENIENCE TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO USE THEM.*

AS FOR HIS COMMENTS ON REPORTS THAT MINORITY GROUPS WOULD NOT HAVE ABSOLUTE RIGHT OF ABODE IN HONG KONG, THE GOVERNOR POINTED OUT THAT THE RIGHT OF ABODE WAS FIRMLY SET OUT IN THE AGREEMENT.

+l SHOULDN’T DO ANY ADVERTISING, BUT IF YOU DID READ A CERTAIN NEWSPAPER THIS MORNING, YOU WILL FIND THAT THE DETAILS OF WHO HAVE THE RIGHT OF ABODE IS SET OUT VERY CLEARLY.

*AND THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS THERE.

+IT IS QUITE A TECHNICAL ANSWER, SO I DON’T WANT TO MISLEAD YOU. BUT NEVERTHELESS THE ANSWER IS CLEARLY SET OUT IN THE agreement.*

ASKED WHAT THE MAIN THEME OF HIS POLICY SPEECH WOULD BE, SIR EDWARD SAID IT WAS RATHER DIFFICULT TO SUM UP.

+l THINK THE MAIN THEME WILL BE, REALLY, ’CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT WITH A PURPOSE’*.

ASKED WHETHER HE HAD FINISHED WRITING IT, HE SAID, +l HAVE WRITTEN A LOT OF IT. I .HAVE TO GIVE IT NEXT WEEK.*

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GOVERNOR HEARS LATEST ON MASSIVE PROJECT

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LATEST DETAILS OF ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST AMBITIOUS HOUSING ESTATE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN THE WORLD WERE DESCRIBED TO THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, DURING HIS TOUR OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT THIS AFTERNOON.

IN THE MASSIVE PROJECT, $2 OOO MILLION WILL BE SPENT ON REDEVELOPING THE KOWLOON CENTRAL ESTATES — EMBRACING LOWER WONG TAI SIN, TUNG TAU, WANG TAU HOM AND LOK FU -- INTO A MODERN URBAN COMMUNITY.

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THE PROJECT FOR THE HOUSING AUTHORITY WILL INVOLVE CLEARING ALL EXISTING MARK I AND MARK II BLOCKS BY 1990 AND BUILDING NEW DOMESTIC BLOCKS OF THE LATEST STANDARD, WITH PROVISION OF ALL ESSENTIAL FACILITIES, FOR 136 000 PEOPLE.

THE PROJECT ALSO CALLS FOR THE REPLANNING AND MODERNISATION CF THE ENTIRE DISTRICT AROUND PARKS.

DURING HIS TOUR, SIR EDWARD, ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, THE ACTING WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PAUL WONG, AND DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, W MICHAEL CHENG, VISITED A FAMILY IN WANG LOK HOUSE, A NEWLY COMPLETED HOUSING ESTATE UNDER THE REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

THE GOVERNOR ALSO WALKED THROUGH THE NEWLY OPENED LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE WHICH IS THE LARGEST SHOPPING CENTRE IN NORTH KOWLOON.

SIR EDWARD THEN WENT TO THE ROOFTOP OF A BUILDING AT FUNG WONG NEW VILLAGE FOR A COMMANDING VIEW OF THE TAI HOM AND DIAMOND HILL AREAS.

A HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME PROJECT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION HERE AND THE PROPOSED DIAMOND HILL NORTH PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE WILL BE COMPLETED BY 1991.

MAJOR PLANNING PROPOSALS FOR THE TAI HOM-DIAMOND HILL DEVELOPMENT INCLUDE THE HOS PROJECT, TWO COMMERCIAL-RESIDENTI AL LOTS, AN MTR STATION WHICH INCORPORATES A RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE, A DISTRICT HOSPITAL, A HUGE PARK AND VARIOUS OTHER FACILITIES.

AFTER THE TOUR, SIR EDWARD MET MEMBERS OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD AT AN INFORMAL GATHERING IN THE WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE.

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NEW MEMBERS LEARN ABOUT LEGCO WORK

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NEWLY-ELECTED AND APPOINTED MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL GATHERED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE NEW LEGCO BUILDING IN JACKSON ROAD FOR A SEMINAR ON THE WORK OF THE COUNCIL.

DISCUSSIONS WERE LED BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, MR MICHAEL THOMAS, AND THE COUNSEL TO THE LEGISLATURE, MR JAMES O’GRADY.

THERE WERE THREE TOPICS; THE CONSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE OF HONG KONG, THE STRUCTURE OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND THE POLICYMAKING PROCESS, AND THE PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES OF THE COUNCIL.

THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL, MISS LYDIA DUNN JOINED THE NEW MEMBERS AT THE SEMINAR.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1985

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SIR PAUL BRYAN ARR IVES

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CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, SIR PAUL BRYAN, AND LADY BRYAN ARRIVED IN HONG KONG THIS (WEDNESDAY) MORNING FOR A NINE-DAY VISIT.

THEY WERE MET ON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT BY THE GOVERNOR’S AIDE-DE-CAMP, MR PAUL COLLIER.

DURING HIS STAY IN HONG KONG, SIR PAUL WILL ATTEND THE INAUGURATION OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING AND THE OPENING OF THE 1985-86 SESSION ON OCTOBER 30.

HE WILL ALSO BE MEETING A WIDE CROSS SECTION OF THE HONG KONG COMMUNITY AND ATTENDING BRIEFINGS BY SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AS WELL AS THE SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER, CHRISTIAN ADAMS, ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TERRITORY.

SIR PAUL AND LADY BRYAN ARE SCHEDULED TO LEAVE HONG KONG ON OCTOBER 31.

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SIR PETER ARRIVING FROM CHINA

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THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH HONG KONG PARLIAMENTARY GROUP, SIR PETER BLAKER, AND LADY BLAKER WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG TOMORROW (THURSDAY) FOR AN EIGHT-DAY VISIT.

THEY WILL ARRIVE BY HOVERCRAFT FROM CHINA AT TAI KOK TSUI FERRY TERMINAL AT 5 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY WILL BE ARRANGED FOR COVERAGE OF SIR PETER AND LADY BLAKER’S ARRIVAL. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE OUTSIDE THE PIER AT 4.30 PM. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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SMALL GROUP ON CANTON VISIT * * *

AT THE INVITATION OF THE GUANGDONG PROVINCIAL FOREIGN

TODAY TO SATURDAY (OCTOBER 26).

AFFAIRS

THIS IS MR BOYD’S FIRST VISIT TO CANTON SINCE HE BECAME POLITICAL ADVISER.

/DURING THE........

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DURING THE VISIT, THE PARTY WILL MEET SENIOR PROVINCIAL OFFICIALS FROM VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS, EXCHANGE VIEWS ON MATTERS OF MUTUAL INTEREST AND VISIT PLACES OF INTEREST.

IN ADDITION TO MR BOYD, THE PARTY INCLUDES THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, MR ALAN CARTER; DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR MICHAEL SZE ; ACTING DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, PR MARTIN WHITE; SENIOR ECONOMIST IN THE ECONOMIC SERVICES BRANCH, PR ESMOND LEE AND ASSISTANT POLITICAL ADVISER, MR CHRISTOPHER WOOD.

FIRE SERVICES TALKS IN SHENZHEN * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, MR ROBERT HOLMES LEFT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR SHENZHEN TO ATTEND A FIRE SERVICES SYMPOSIUM THERE.

MR HOLMES WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE CHIEF FIRE OFFICER OF THE NEW TERRITORIES FIRE COMMAND, MR CHEUNG SHU-SHING AND THE FIRE SERVICES SENIOR ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER, PR DEREK KINGSTON.

DURING THE TWO-DAY SYMPOSIUM IN CHINA, MR HOLMES WILL DELIVER A TALK ON THE FIRE SERVICE IN HONG KONG.

SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THE SHENZHEN GOVERNMENT AND SENIOR

FIRE OFFICIALS FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF CHINA AND ALSO FROM WEST GERMANY WILL BE ATTENDING THE SYMPOSIUM STARTING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

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SIR DAVID TO SPEAK AT SURVEYORS DINNER

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES WILL ADDRESS THE JOINT ANNUAL DINNER OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS AND THE HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF SURVEYORS AT THE JADE BALLROOM, FURAMA HOTEL, TOMORROW (THURSDAY). SIR DAVID IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT 7.30 PM.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE DELIVERY OF SIR DAVID’S SPEECH WHICH WILL BEGIN AT ABOUT 10 PM.

A SUMMARY OF SIR DAVID'S SPEECH WILL BE ISSUED BY TELEPRINTER AND THE TEXT WILL BE BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1985


PRIME TSIM SHA TSUI SITE OFFERED

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A PRIME SITE AT THE JUNCTION OF CANTON ROAD AND PEKING ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY THE LANDS DEPARTMENT AT AN AUCTION AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

KEEN INTEREST IN THE SALE IS EXPECTED BECAUSE THE LOT, MEASURING 6 449 SQUARE METRES, IS THE LAST LARGE VACANT SITE IN THE COMMERCIAL AREA OF THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

REPORTERS ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE AUCTION IN THE JADE BALLROOM OF FURAMA HOTEL.

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SECOND MEETING * * *

THE SECOND MEETING OF THE LAND AND BUILDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD AT THE SECRETARIAT TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

A NUMBER OF ISSUES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE MEETING, INCLUDING THE CONTROL OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON BUILDINGS AND PROGRESS MADE ON THE FORMATION OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

AFTER THE MEETING, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR BILL BROWN WILL MEET REPORTERS IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE LOBBY ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE SECRETARIAT AT 3.45 PM TOMORROW.

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KAIFONGS PRAISED FOR CIVIC WORK * * * *

THE KAIFONG ASSOCIATIONS HAVE BEEN AN IMPORTANT CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND THE PEOPLE, COLLECTING AND REFLECTING PUBLIC OPINION, AND PROMOTING UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THEM, THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR BARR IE WIGGHAM, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE 36TH KAIFONG DAY CELEBRATION, MR WIGGHAM NOTED THAT KAIFONG LEADERS ARE TO SET UP DISTRICT COMMITTEES TO TIE IN WITH DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND TO STRENGTHEN YOUTH PROGRAMMES.

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♦THERE ARE ALSO PLANS TO SET UP CURRENT AFFAIRS AND. PUBLIC POLICY STUDY GROUPS AND TO MONITOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT,* HE SAID.

THESE ARE WORTHY GOALS WHICH DESERVE OUR SUPPORT.

MR WIGGHAM SAID THE KAIFONG ASSOCIATIONS HAVE A CLOSE WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISTRICT OFFICES.

+THEY HAVE ALSO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, SUCH AS ASSISTING THE FORMATION OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND SERVING IN AREA COMMITTEES.

+THEY ALSO ACTIVELY RESPONDED TO THE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT MOVEMENTS SUCH AS THE FIGHT CRIME, CLEAN HONG KONG AND ANTINARCOTICS CAMPAIGNS,* HE SAID.

WITH THE FORMATION OF DISTRICT BOARDS AND HOLDING OF DISTRICT ELECTIONS IN THE 198O’S, KAIFONG LEADERS PROVIDED VALUABLE ASSISTANCE IN PROMOTING VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGNS AND ENCOURAGING THEIR MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTIONS, MR WIGGHAM SAID.

HE SAID QUITE A NUMBER OF DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS ARE ALSO KAIFONG LEADERS, AND THAT A NUMBER OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS HAD CLOSE LINKS WITH KAIFONG ASSOCIATION.

+KAIFONG LEADERS HAVE THEREFORE KEPT PACE WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, OPENING UP MORE CHANNELS FOR EXPRESSING THE VIEWS OF THE PUBLIC,* HE SAID.

THE ACHIEVEMENT OF KAIFONG ASSOCIATIONS IN THE PAST HAS CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED THEIR LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY, HE SAID.

IN THE PAST 30 YEARS, THE KAIFONG ASSOCIATION HAD STRIVEN TO FOSTER THE SPIRIT OF THE KAIFONG MOVEMENT, TAKING UP DISASTER RELIEF, PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO THE DESTITUTE, SERVICE TO THE ELDERLY, CLINICAL SERVICE AND RECREATION, HE ADDED.

+l HOPE THAT THE KAIFONG ASSOCIATIONS WILL CONTINUE WITH THEIR GOOD EFFORT IN CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT,* MR WIGGHAM SAID.

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FUND-RAISING WALKERS GET AWARDS

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SHA TIN RESIDENTS WHO TOOK PART IN THE FUND-RAISING TOLO HARBOUR ROAD COMMUNITY CHEST WALK LAST MONTH, WILL BE COMMENDED FOR THEIR CHARITABLE EFFORTS.

THEY WILL BE PRESENTED WITH TROPHIES BY SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICER MR LAM WOON-KWONG, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISI NG COMMITTEE OF TOLO HARBOUR COASTAL HIGHWAY CHARITY WALK, MR LEE Sang, at fceremony on Friday (October 25) afternoon.

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THE FUND-RAISING AWARD SCHEME, WITH MORE THAN 40 ORGANISATIONS TAKING PART, HAD BEEN LAUNCHED BY THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE A COMMUNITY SPIRIT AND A SENSE OF BELONGING AMONG SHA TIN RESIDENTS.

THE LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, INCLUDING MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, YIN NGA I SOCIETY, SCHOOLS, YOUTH AND ELDERLY CENTRES, RAISED $330 000 FOR THE COMMUNITY CHEST IN THE WALK.

THE THREE GROUPS WHICH WERE AMONG THE TOP MONEY RAISERS WERE VIANINI LAVORI COMPANY, SHA TIN SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE OWNER’S COMMITTEE CITY ONE.

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TOWN CENTRE AREA, WHO RAISED $100 000, WILL BE AWARDED THE +BEST CONSTITUENCY COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AWARD+ FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY AT 3 PM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 25) IN THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE SIXTH FLOOR OF THE KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION.

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON SURVEY RESULTS * * * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT BOARD, PR HO TUNG-CHING, WILL MEET THE PRESS AT 2 PM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 26) TO ANNOUNCE RESULTS OF AN OPINION SURVEY ON THE GREE . PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING.

THE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED BY A STUDY GROUP COMMISSIONED BY THE BOARD’S COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE.

THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING (OPPOSITE KWAI HING MTR STATION), 166-174 HING FONG ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 193

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TALKS ON LAB MANAGEMENT * * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR JOHN YAXLEY, WILL GIVE A SPEECH TO MARK THE OPENING OF A CONFERENCE ON LABORATORY MANAGEMENT AND ACCREDITATION IN JADE LOTUS ROOM, HONG KONG HOTEL, AT 9.15 AM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 25).

AMONG THE OTHER SPEAKERS ARE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR ERNEST EVANS; HEAD OF HONG KONG GOVERNMENT STANDARDS AND CALIBRATION LABORATORY, MR BRIAN TYLER- REPRESENTATIVE OF HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFICATION LABORATORIES LTD, MR ALFRED YUNG- AND REPRESENTATIVES OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TESTING AUTHORITIES, AUSTRALIA.

THE SEMINAR IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT AND HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFICATION LABORATORIES LTD TO PROMOTE THE HONG KONG LABORATORY ACCREDITATION SCHEME.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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LICENSING BOARD GRANTS THREE LIQUOR LICENCES * * * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL’S LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD APPROVED THREE APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEW ISSUE OF LIQUOR LICENCES AT ITS MEETING TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE LYCHEE VILLAGE RESTAURANT IN CAMERON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, WAS GRANTED A SIX-MONTH LICENCE, WHILE ONE-YEAR CLUB LIQUOR LICENCES WERE ISSUED TO THE HONG KONG TELEPHONE CO’S LAI CHI KOK II ENGINEERING CENTRE STAFF CANTEEN AND THE HONG KONG ELECTRIC GROUP SPORTS CLUB IN AP LAI CHAU ON CONDITION THAT LIQUOR BE SOLD ONLY TO MEMBERS AND GUESTS.

THE APPLICATION FOR A LIQUOR LICENCE BY THE CLUB EMA IN MODY ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, WAS ADJOURNED BECAUSE THE APPLICANT FAILED TO APPEAR AT TODAY’S MEETING.

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NEW FISH MARKET OFFERS +MUCH BETTER SERVICES*

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THE NEWLY-BUILT TAI PO WHOLESALE FISH MARKET AT SAM MUN TSAI ROAD, YIM TIN TSAI, PROVIDING +MUCH IMPROVED SERVICES FOR THE MARKETING BUSINESS,* WAS OPENED TODAY BY THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN.

IT REPLACES THE 39-YEAR-OLD TAI PO WHOLESALE FISH MARKET AT TUNG CHEONG STREET, WHICH DR RIDDELL-SWAN SAID, HAD SERVED THE TAI PO DISTRICT FISHING COMMUNITY WELL SINCE 1946.

SPEAKING OF THE OLD MARKET, HE SAID: +BUT SUCCESSIVE RECLAMATIONS DURING THE 196OS’ AND 1970S’ GRADUALLY IMPAIRED ITS SEA ACCESS AND EVENTUALLY CUT IT OFF COMPLETELY FROM THE SEA.

+IN ANTICIPATION OF THIS, PLANNING FOR A NEW MARKET BEGAN TOWARDS THE END OF THE 197OS’ AND THE MARKET WE ARE OPENING TODAY IS A WORTHY SUCCESSOR WITH BETTER FACILITIES FOR BERTHING AND LANDING AND PROVIDING MUCH IMPROVED SERVICES FOR THE CONDUCT CF MARKETING BUSINESS.*

HE THANKED THE TAI PO AND FANLING DEVELOPMENT OFFICE FOR ASSISTING IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE MARKET.

DR RIDDELL-SWAN SAID THAT THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WAS ENGAGED IN A PROGRAMME OF DEVELOPMENT AND REPROVISIONING TO PROVIDE BETTER MARKETING FACILITIES.

+AS PART OF THIS PROGRAMME, NEW FISH MARKETS AT SHAU KEI WAN AND CHEUNG SHA WAN WERE OPENED IN 1964.

+IN ADDITION, A NEW MODERN WHOLESALE MARKET WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AT KWUN TONG IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF EAST KOWLOON,* HE SAID.

THE TAI PO WHOLESALE FISH MARKET IS ONE OF THE SEVEN WHOLESALE FISH MARKETS OPERATED BY THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION.

THE ANNUAL THROUGHPUT OF THE OLD TAI PO FISH MARKET IS ABOUT

1 500 TONNES. WITH BETTER AND IMPROVED FACILITIES, THE NEW

3 680 SQUARE-METRE MARKET HAS THE CAPACITY TO HANDLE THE MARKETING OF OVER 3 000 TONNES OF FISH A YEAR.

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RSD SERVICES IN TSUEN WAN

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THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ASSIGNS A WORK FORCE OF 533 STAFF TO UNDERTAKE AN EXTENSIVE RANGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES AND ANOTHER 173 STAFF TO LOOK AFTER LEISURE FACILITIES AND SERVICES IN THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT.

THIS WAS DISCLOSED AT THE FIRST MEETING OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

APPEARING BEFORE THE COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT HYGIENE SUPERINTENDENT (TSUEN WAN), MR WILLIAM KWONG, SAID AN AVERAGE OF 126 TONNES OF REFUSE AND JUNK ARE COLLECTED DAILY BY A FLEET OF 12 SPECIALISED REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLES WORKING ON TWO SHIFTS AND INVOLVING A WORK FORCE OF 357 STAFF.

+DISTRICT HYGIENE WORK COVERS THE REGULAR INSPECTION AND CONTROL OF 658 LICENSED PREMISES, DETECTION AND ABATEMENT OF SANITARY NUISANCES, REGULAR INSPECTION OF COMMON PARTS OF MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS, RODENT AND PEST CONTROL, WATER HYGIENE FOR DRINKING AND SWIMMING SAFETY (INCLUDING SAMPLING FOR CHEMICAL AND BACTERIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS), FOOD HYGIENE, AND ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST UNLICENSED BUSINESSES.

+RSD HEALTH INSPECTORS ALSO UNDERTAKE WORK IN THE PREVENTION AND INVESTIGATION OF FOOD POISONING AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THE MAINTENANCE OF SANITATION IN BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION SITES,+ NR KWONG SAID.

MANAGEMENT OF HAWKERS AND MARKETS RESTS MAINLY WITH SEVEN OPERATION GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS. THE GDT’S ARE ASSIGNED TO THE HAWKER BLACK SPOTS AND AREAS OUTSIDE THE FIVE PUBLIC MARKETS AND THREE OFF-STREET HAWKER BAZAARS IN THE DISTRICT.

REPORTING ON THE PROVISION OF LEISURE SERVICES IN TSUEN WAN, THE DISTRICT LEISURE MANAGER (TSUEN WAN), MR LEE HUNG-CHEONG, SAID THAT 253 RECREATION AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES WERE ORGANISED FROM APRIL TO AUGUST 1985. THEY ATTRACTED 10 067 PARTICIPANTS.

♦THE 173 STAFF OF THE LEISURE SERVICES SECTION ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND/OR MAINTENANCE OF 9.677 HECTARES OF PARKS AND PLAYGROUND, EIGHT HECTARES OF ROADSIDE AMENITY AREAS, 18 GOVERNMENT COMPOUNDS, EIGHT BEACHES AND PLANT NURSERY PRODUCTION,+ MR LEE SAID.

THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES ARE CENTRED AROUND THE TSUEN WAN TOwil HALL AND TSUEN WAN PUBLIC LIBRARY.

+THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL IS REGARDED AS THE CULTURAL CENTRE NOT ONLY BY RESIDENTS OF TSUEN WAN BUT ALSO OF NEIGHBOURING DISTRICTS. A WIDE RANGE OF CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING CHINESE'OPERAS, DRAMAS, VARIETY SHOWS AND CONCERTS ARE HELD IN THE TOWN HALL,+ THE DEPARTMENT’S CULTURAL SERVICES OFFICER, W Y.C. LO, SAID.

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mr IO ALSO SAID THAT FREE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMES, SUCH AS CANTONESE OPERAS VARIETY SHOWS, POP CONCERTS AND PUPPET SHOWS, ARE REGULARLY ARRANGED IN SEVEN OUTDOOR VENUES AND COMMUNITY CENTRES.

ON AVERAGE, THREE PROGRAMMES ARE PRESENTED EACH MONTH IN TSUEN WAN, ATTRACTING 200 TO 800 AUDIENCE EACH TIME.

Tn ^TRFNGTHEN LIBRARY FACILITIES IN TSUEN WAN, MR LO SAID, A PUBLIC LIBRARY OF 282 SQUARE METRES WILL BE FITTED OUT AT THE JNIT NOS. 215-219 SHEK FONG HOUSE, SHEK WAI KOK ESTATE. IT WILL EE COMPLETED IN FEBRUARY 1986.

THE COMMITTEE DECIDED TO NAME IT THE SHEK WAI KOK PUBLIC LIBRARY.

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LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM ON RIGHT TRACK * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS CALLING TENDERS FOR THE FORMATION OF A LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT RESERVE ON THE TUEN MUN-YUEN LONG CORRIDOR.

THE CONTRACT ALSO CALLS FOR THE REPROVISIONING OF THE EXISTING FOOTPATH AND CYCLETRACK, THE BUILDING OF NEW ACCESS ROADS AND PARTIAL REALIGNMENT OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE AT THE LRT TERMINUS IN EAST YUEN LONG.

IT WILL ALSO INCLUDE FIVE FOOTBRIDGES AND SEVERAL BRIDGES TO CARRY THE LRT OVER EXISTING WATERCOURSES.

WORK IS DUE TO BEGIN IN JANUARY, 1986 AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 18 MONTHS.

THE CONTRACT IS PART OF GOVERNMENT PREPARATORY WORK FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF THE LRT SYSTEM WHICH WILL LINK TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG.

THE WHOLE CONTRACT IS FOR 23 KILOMETRES OF DOUBLE TRACKS AND 41 STOPS. WORK STARTED IN AUGUST AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 1988.

ABOUT SEVEN KILOMETRES OF RESERVE FOR THE TRACK WAS PREPARED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

THE PRESENT CALL FOR TENDERS IS FOR FURTHER FORMATION WORK ON RESERVES WHICH WILL CARRY THE TRACK BETWEEN TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG.

WHEN COMPLETED THE RESERVE WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE MAIN CONTRACTOR WHO WILL BEGIN TRACK LAYING AND ASSOCIATED WORKS.

TENDERS CLOSE AT NOON ON NOVEMBER 22. FORMS AND DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE CONSULTING ENGINEERS, JOINT ENGINEERS, C/0 BINNIE AND PARTNERS (HONG KONG), 51ST FLOOR, HOPEWELL CENTRE, 183 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 198$

COf’,DLA INTS AGAINST +RIP-OFF+ BARS FALL SHARPLY * * * * *

AS A RESULT OF THE RECENT PUBLIC WARNING ISSUED BY THE LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD, THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST *R IP-OFF* BARS OR SIMILAR ESTABLISHMENTS HAS TAPERED OFF SHARPLY AND THE SITUATION APPEARS TO BE MUCH IMPROVED, ACCORDING TO INFORMATION FROM THE POLICE AND THE CONSUMER COUNCIL.

THIS WAS DISCLOSED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD, MR PETER C.K. CHAN, AT THE BOARD’S MEETING TODAY.

+THANKS TO THE WIDE PUBLICITY GIVEN BY THE MASS MEDIA OVER THIS ISSUE, BOTH LOCALLY AND OVERSEAS, THE HONG KONG PUBLIC AND VISITING TOURISTS ARE NOW MUCH MORE ON GUARD AGAINST SUCH UNSCRUPULOUS PRACTICES,* HE SAID.

NEVERTHELESS, HE SAID, BEING THE LICENSING AUTHORITY FOR LICENSED PREMISES IN THE URBAN AREA, THE BOARD HAD AN ONGOING OBLIGATION TO ENSURE THAT THE OPERATION OF THESE PREMISES WAS SOCIALLY AND MORALLY ACCEPTABLE.

♦WITH THE HELP OF THE POLICE AND THE CONSUMER COUNCIL, A CLOSE WATCH IS BEING KEPT ON BARS NAMED IN EARLIER COMPLAINTS, THE LICENSEES OF WHICH SEEM TO HAVE HEEDED OUR WARNING THAT ANY CONVICTION UNDER THE RELEVANT REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE BOARD’S POWERS MAY LEAD TO THE TERMINATION OF THE LICENCE OF THE BARS CONCERNED.

+THESE LICENSEES ARE WARNED THAT MORE CHECKS AND INSPECTIONS WILL BE CONTINUED, AND FOLLOW-UP ACTION TAKEN BY THE BOARD IF AND WHEN ANY JUSTIFIABLE COMPLAINT IS LODGED,* HE SAID.

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LICENSEE RETAINS

LIQUOR LICENCE AFTER LEGAL ARGUMENT

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A LONG ARGUMENT OVER LEGAL POINTS TOOK PLACE TODAY BEFORE THE LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD WHEN THE POLICE FAILED IN AN APPLICATION FOR REVOCATION OF THE LIQUOR LICENCE OF THE SUI SHA YA JAPANESE RESTAURANT IN CHATHAM ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

THE POLICE CLAIMED THAT THE LICENSEE, MR LEE KWOK-KWAN, HAD +ABANDONED+ THE PREMISES AS HE WAS NOT PRESENT THERE ON NINE OCCASIONS DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS. EVIDENCE WAS ALSO GIVEN THAT THREE SERIOUS ASSAULT CASES TOOK PLACE ON THE PREMISES BETWEEN JANUARY AND MARCH THIS YEAR, AND THAT 12 STAFF MEMBERS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT HAD CRIMINAL RECORDS.

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DISPUTING THE POLICE CASE, SOLICITOR MR CHARLES SIN, FOR THE LICENSEE, CITED THE DEFINITION OF +ABANDONMENT+ FROM BOTH THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY AND THE LICENSING REGULATIONS OF THE LAW OF HONG KONG.

HE SAID THAT FROM A LEGAL POINT OF VIEW, NONE OF THE THREE GROUNDS CITIED BY THE POLICE CONSTITUTED SUFFICIENT REASON FOR RESCINDING THE LICENCE. THERE WAS NO REQUIREMENT EITHER BY LAW OR BY THE CONDITIONS IMPOSED BY THE BOARD THAT THE LICENSEE SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ASSAULT CASE THAT MIGHT TAKE PLACE ON THE PREMISES, NOR WAS THERE LEGAL REQUIREMENT THAT THE LICENSEE SHOULD NOT EMPLOY STAFF WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS, HE MAINTAINED.

THE BOARD AGREED NOT TO GRANT THE APPLICATION, BUT ITS CHAIRMAN, MR PETER C.K. CHAN, POINTED OUT TO THE LICENSEE THAT THE POLICE CASE CONSTITUTED CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT FURTHER IMPROVEMENT TO THE PREMISES WAS NEEDED.

MR CHAN REMINDED THE LICENSEE THAT THE BOARD MIGHT CONSIDER IMPOSING SPECIAL CONDITIONS ON THE PREMISES WHEN RENEWING THE LICENCE.

ON SIMILAR LEGAL GROUNDS, THE SECOND APPLICATION BY THE POLICE FOR REVOCATION OF A LIQUOR LICENCE, CONCERNING THE DEWEY DISCO AND PUB THE FIFTH AVENUE IN HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI, WAS ALSO NOT GRANTED BY THE BOARD.

NEVERTHELESS, MR CHAN THANKED THE POLICE FOR BRINGING THE BOARD’S ATTENTION TO THE CONDITION OF THESE TWO ESTABLISHMENTS.

THE THIRD CASE, WHICH WAS AGAINST THE CHINA NIGHT CLUB IN KIMBERLEY ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, WAS ADJOURNED TO THE BOARD’S NEXT MEETING IN NOVEMBER BECAUSE THE LICENSEE WAS IN HOSPITAL.

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IMPROVED TRAFFIC IN ABERDEEN

* * * *

TRAFFIC CONDITIONS IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL BE GREATLY IMPROVED WITH THE OPENING OF THE ABERDEEN FLYOVER ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 25).

THIS WAS ANNOUNCED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, YR EDDIE CHAN AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

+THE FLYOVER IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE ’ROAD THROUGH ABERDEEN PROJECT’ WHICH CONSISTS OF THREE STAGES,+ HE SAID.

THE FIRST AND SECOND STAGES, WHICH INCLUDED THE WIDENING CF THE SECTION OF WONG CHUK HANG ROAD BETWEEN THE ABERDEEN TECHNICAL SCHOOL AND THE ABERDEEN FIRE STATION AND THE WIDENING CF SHEK PAI WAN ROAD, WERE COMPLETED LAST YEAR.

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the THIRD STAGE, TO BE OPENED ON FRIDAY, CONSISTED OF TWO i An I O t

THE FIRST PART WAS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CARRIAGEWAY FROM SHEK PAI WAN ROAD TO ABERDEEN BUS TERMINUS AND FROM THERE TO WONG CHUK HANG ROAD.

THE SECOND PART WAS A FLYOVER THROUGH ABERDEEN TOWN. PEDESTRIAN FOOTBRIDGES AND A PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY.

TWO

IN ADDITION, ALIGNMENT WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT ON ABERDEEN PRAYA ROAD NEAR THE CHINESE CHRISTIAN CEMETERY. THE WORK WILL BE COMPLETED EARLY NEXT YEAR.

+WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME, VEHICLES FROM POK FU LAM TO WONG CHUK HANG, AND VICE VERSA, WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL UNINTERRUPTED WITHOUT HAVING TO PASS THROUGH ABERDEEN TOWN CENTRE, THUS GREATLY REDUCING TRAVELLING TIME,* MR CHAN SAID.

BEFORE COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT, CHENGTU ROAD WAS THE MAIN CARRIAGEWAY IN ABERDEEN TOWN PROPER. THE SITUATION WILL BE GREATLY IMPROVED AFTER THE OPENING OF THE TWO-LANE FLYOVER WHICH PROVIDES DIRECT ACCESS THROUGH ABERDEEN REDUCING THE TRAFFIC LOAD OF CHENGTU ROAD.

THE +ROAD THROUGH ABERDEEN PROJECT* BEGAN IN 1983, TO PROVIDE ACCESS THROUGH ABERDEEN BY MEANS OF A HIGHWAY ON RECLAIMED LAND TO MEET THE HEAVY DEMAND THAT HAS BEEN BUILDING UP IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT, ESPECIALLY AFTER THE DEVELOPMENT OF AP LEI CHAU.

THE PROJECT, COSTING 350 MILLION, WAS CONTRACTED OUT BY THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

DURING THE PAST TWO YEARS, THE PROJECT WAS DISCUSSED AT THE DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WHICH PROVIDED VALUABLE ADVICE ON THE TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT.

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE WERE THE CHAIRMAN CF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE, MR KWOK WAI-MING, AND THE SENIOR TRANSPORT OFFICER, MR STEPHEN IP.

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ABERDEEN TRAFFIC CHANGES START FRIDAY * * * * *

NEw TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IN FORCE IN ABERDEEN FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 25) IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPENING OF THE COASTAL ROAD ALONG THE ABERDEEN RECLAMATION AND THE NEw ABERDEEN FLYOVER.

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS, THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE RE-ROUTED:

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* ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED TWO-wAYS. .

* TUNG SING ROAD BETWEEN ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD AND LOK YEUNG STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

* WU PAK STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

* THE NORTHERN END OF ABERDEEN OLD MAIN STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-wAY NORTHBOUND.

* THE UNNAMED ACCESS ROAD NEAR HOUSE NO. 162 OF ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

* THE UNNAMED ACCESS ROAD NEAR HOUSE NO. 178 OF ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IMPOSED ON THE TURNING MOVEMENTS AT SEVERAL ROAD SECTIONS:

* VEHICLES OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES ON TUNG SING ROAD NORTHBOUND WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD EASTBOUND.

* VEHICLES ON ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD WESTBOUND WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING LEFT INTO CHENGTU ROAD.

* VEHICLES ON TUNG SING ROAD SOUTHBOUND SHOULD TURN LEFT INTO ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD EASTBOUND.

ALL VEHICLES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING WU NAM STREET EAST OF TUNG SING ROAD AND THE UNNAMED ACCESS ROAD NEAR HOUSE NO. 132 OF ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD- WHILE ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING NAM NING STREET, THE SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM THE COASTAL ROAD TO WU NAM STREET, AND CHENGTU ROAD SOUTH OF WU PAK STREET.

THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE MADE 24-HOUR URBAN CLEARWAYS FOR ALL VEHICLES:

* THE COASTAL ROAD (EXCLUDING ITS SERVICE ROAD).

* THE NEW ABERDEEN FLYOVER.

* ABERDEEN PRAYA ROAD BETWEEN THE COASTAL ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* THE UNNAMED ROAD ADJACENT TO THE ABERDEEN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH ABERDEEN PRAYA ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

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* ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD BETWEEN ITS WESTERN JUNCTION WITH THE COASTAL ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES NORTHEAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD BETWEEN ITS EASTERN JUNCTION wI TH THE COASTAL ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES NORTH OF WU PAK STREET.

* THE SLIP-ROAD LEADING FROM THE COASTAL ROAD TO WU NAM STREET.

* WU NAM STREET.

* CHENGTU ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH WU NAM STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

M WU PAK STREET BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* THE UNNAMED ACCESS ROAD ADJACENT TO THE ABERDEEN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH THE COASTAL ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* WONG CHUK HANG ROAD BETWEEN THE COASTAL ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH HEUNG YIP ROAD.

* ABERDEEN OLD MAIN STREET BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

IN ADDITION, THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE MADE URBAN CLEARWAYS FOR ALL VEHICLES BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM DAILY:

* ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 35 METRES WEST OF CHENGTU ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES NORTH OF WU PAK STREET.

* ABERDEEN RESERVOIR ROAD BETWEEN ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD AND TSUNG MAN STREET.

* CHENGTU ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

wITHIN THESE ROAD SECTIONS, NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS DURING THc RESTRICTED PER IODS.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1985

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MOTORISTS ARE ALSO ADVISED TO NOTE THE FOLLOWING ARRANGEMENTS:

* TRAFFIC FROM WONG CHUK HANG SHOULD USE THE FLYOVER TO THE ABERDEEN TOWN CENTRE OR SHEK PAI WAN.

* TRAFFIC FROM TIN WAN OR POK FU LAM SHOULD USE ABERDEEN

MAIN ROAD TO THE ABERDEEN TOWN CENTRE OR SHEK PAI WAN.

* TRAFFIC FROM THE ABERDEEN TOWN CENTRE OR SHEK PAI WAN

SHOULD USE THE FLYOVER TO TIN WAN OR POK FU LAM.

BUSES AND GREEN MINIBUSES PASSING THROUGH ABERDEEN WILL BE DIVERTED AS A RESULT OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED RE-ROUTE INGS.

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ROUTE CHANGE FOR BEAUTY PAGEANT

* X *

Ol KWAN ROAD IN WAN CHAI WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY CLOCKWISE BETWEEN 7 PM AND 11 PM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 26) TO ALLOW A BEAUTY PAGEANT TO BE HELD AT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

DURING THE PERIOD, THE METERED PARKING SPACES ON Ol KWAN RuaJ OUTSIDE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

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STREET CLOSURE

K K *

FROM in AM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 25), CHEUNG ^CfTREETBETwEEN CHEUNG YEE STREET AND LAI CHI KOK ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT ONE MONTH FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK.

AT THE SAME TIME, STREET AND LAI CHI KOK

CHEUNG LAI STREET BETWEEN CHEUNG YEE ROAD WILL BE RE-OPENED TO TRAFFIC.

GENERAL TRAFFIC ON EASTBOUND LAI CHI KOK ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO CHEUNG LAI STREET.

KMB ROUTES NO. 52 AND 69 WILL RESUME THEIR NORMAL ROUTE INGS VIA LAI CHI KOK ROAD.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1935

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NEW YUEN LONG COOKED FOOD MARKET OPENED ******

YUEN LONG RESIDENTS AND FACTORY WORKERS WILL HAVE ONE MORE PLACE TO GO FOR THEIR MEALS WITH THE OPENING OF A MODERN COOKED FOOD MARKET IN THEIR DISTRICT TODAY.

OCCUPYING 900 SQUARE METRES AT THE JUNCTION OF TAI TONG ROAD AND FAU TSOI STREET, THE COOKED FOOD MARKET HOUSES 16 COOKED FOOD STALLS AND TWO FRUIT STALLS.

COSTING ABOUT $3.3 MILLION, THE TAI TONG ROAD COOKED FOOD MARKET IS MANAGED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

ALL ELIGIBLE COOKED FOOD STALL OPERATORS PREVIOUSLY PLYING AT NEW STREET AND MAU TAN STREET HAVE BEEN RESITED INTO THE NEW

BUSINESS.

MARKET TO CONTINUE THEIR

TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE MARKET, THE TRADERS THEMSELVES HOSTED A RECEPTION TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

AMONG THOSE PRESENT WERE THE ACTING YUEN LONG DISTRICT HYGIENE SUPERINTENDENT, MR CHAN KING-KAI ; THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER OF YUEN LONG, MR ALAN WONG; AND THE POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER OF YUEN LONG, MR HAU KOON-WING.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG TEL: 5-233191

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1985

PAGE MO.

+COMMITTEE WORK VITAL TO HK SYSTEM)- — CHIEF SECRETARY....... 1

CANT® ROAD SITE FETCHES $636 MILLION ........................... 2

TWO NEW MEMBERS FOR LAW REFORM COMMISSI® ......................  3

SECURITIES REGULATIONS TO BE PUBLISHED.......................... 4

BOARD MEMBERS LEARN ABOUT GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE.................. 5

SIR PETER AND LADY BLAKER ARRIVE................................ 6

ANOTHER TIN SHUI WAI hRFM CLEARED .............................. 6

TUSN MJN TOWN PARK OPENS ....................................... 7

COMMITTEE OP EIS MEETING TO THE PUBLIC ......................... 8

DENMARK, TUNISIA JOIN SPEEDPOST NETWORK......................... 9

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TORN DOWN .................................. 10

SEMDUR ORGANISED FOR EDUCATIONISTS ............................ 10

DB COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN TO RESIDENTS........................ 11

FREE DRAMA PERFORMANCE FOR RESIDENTS........................... 11

GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES IN ABERDEEN DIVERTED ................... 12

LAND SALES FORECAST ........................................... 13

OPENING OF FIRE STATION ....................................... 13

FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING ...................... 14

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1935

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+COMMITTEE WORK VITAL TO HK SYSTEM+-- CHIEF SECRETARY ******

THE UNSEEN WORK OF MANY COMMITTEES, WHICH MAKE AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE FORMULATION OF POLICY, COMMUNICATE A SENSE OF DIRECTION AND GIVE ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT ON LAND AND BUILDING THROUGHOUT HONG KONG, IS AN ESSENTIAL FEATURE OF THE HONG KONG SYSTEM, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TONIGHT.

AND MEMBERS OF THE TWO INSTITUTIONS OF SURVEYORS WERE REPRESENTED ON MANY OF THESE ESSENTIAL COMMITTEES, SIR DAVID SAID.

ADDRESSING THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS AND THE HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF SURVEYORS AT THEIR FIRST JOINT ANNUAL DINNER, SIR DAVID SAID THAT THIS UNSEEN WORK +SELDOM HITS THE HEADLINES, BUT CREATES AN INVISIBLE WEB IN SUPPORT OF THE LEGISLATURE AND THE EXECUTIVE.*

HE KNEW OF NO OTHER PLACE WHERE THIS STYLE OF GOVERNMENT HAD DEVELOPED, HE SAID.

+THIS MIXTURE OF PROFESSIONAL PERSONS, PERSONS APPOINTED TO REPRESENT THE BROADER PUBLIC INTEREST, CIVIL SERVANTS AND LEGISLATORS WORKING TOGETHER TO DEVISE AND ADVISE ON POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES AND TO SCRUTINISE LEGISLATION HAD DEVELOPED ITS CWN SPECIAL HONG KONG STYLE.

+WE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED BECAUSE IT IS SO ENMESHED IN THE MACHINERY OF ADMINISTERING HONG KONG, BUT ITS ROLE NEEDS TO BE EVALUATED, UNDERSTOOD AND TREASURED BECAUSE IT SEEMS OBVIOUS THAT FROM THE PATTERN OF THE PAST WILL EMERGE AND EVOLVE THE DESIGN CF THE FUTURE.

+WE SHOULD SEE THE EVOLUTION OF OUR GOVERNMENT AS A QUIET PROCESS OF ADJUSTMENT, SELECTING AND ELECTING THE PEOPLE BEST SUITED TO MAINTAIN THE PROSPERITY AND STANDARD OF LIVING WE NOW ENJOY I MAKING OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE REGION, TO THE MODERNISATION OF CHINA AND DEMONSTRATING, BY THE SUCCESS OF THE METHODS WE EMPLOY, THEIR VALIDITY AS AN EXAMPLE OF THE WORLD,* THE CHIEF SECRETARY SAID.

EXPRESSING APPRECIATION FOR +THE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION* MADE BY MEMBERS OF THE TWO INSTITUTIONS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG, SIR DAVID SAID HE WAS PARTICULARLY GLAD +TO PUT ON RECORD* HIS THANKS FOR THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE SURVEYING PROFESSION IN THE GENERAL AFFAIRS OF HONG KONG AND THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

IT WAS ESSENTIAL, AND HE WAS GLAD TO SEE, THAT BOTH BODIES CF SURVEYORS WERE COOPERATING AND WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE PROFESSION, SIR DAVID SAID.

THE FORMATION OF A JOINT COUNCIL WITH THE ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL PROFESSIONS EXTENDED THIS COOPERATION BEYOND SURVEYING TO THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY, HE SAID.

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+IN MY VIEW, IT WOULD BE ENCOURAGING IF THIS SENSE OF PARTNERSHIP AND COOPERATION WITH THE OTHER PROFESSIONS WERE TO DEVELOP AND STRENGTHEN INTO A STRONG INTERDISCIPLINARY PROFESSIONAL BODY FOR THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AND IDEAS, SO THAT WHEN THE TIME FOR THE NEXT ELECTIONS COMES ROUND YOU SEE YOURSELVES NOT AS SEPARATE PROFESSIONS BUT AS ONE UNIFIED -CONSTITUENCY* WITH AN IDENTITY OF INTEREST IN THE BUILDING AND MANAGEMENT OF OUR CITY,* HE SAID.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY REITERATED GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO THE BUILDING OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND TO THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WHICH HAD +BECOME SUCH ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF OUR PROGRESS IN THE PAST TEN YEARS.*

BUT GOVERNMENT, HE ADDED, HOWEVER WELL INTENTIONED, COULD NOT DO IT ALL.

THERE WERE MANY AREAS IN WHICH HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE SURVEYING, PLANNING, ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL PROFESSIONS PLAYING A GREATER ROLE, AND EVEN TAKING A LEAD.

+IN PARTICULAR, I BELIEVE WE ARE NOT YET PAYING ENOUGH ATTENTION AS A COMMUNITY TO THE GRADUAL DECAY OF PARTS OF OUR CITY. I AM NOT REFERRING HERE SIMPLY TO OLD PRE-WAR BUILDINGS, BUT TO THOSE OF THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES, WHICH ARE NOW SUBSTANDARD, TO SAY THE LEAST, AND IN SOME CASES BEGINNING TO SHOW SIGNS OF SERIOUS DECAY,* HE SAID.

THIS WAS NOT A PROBLEM WITH AN EASY SOLUTION, BUT A SOLUTION HAD TO BE FOUND AND THE BEST PROFESSIONAL BRAINS KNEW BEST HOW TO DO IT, SIR DAVID SAID.

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CANTON ROAD SITE FETCHES $636 MILLION X * *

THE LAST MAJOR PRIME SITE IN TSIM SHA TSUI WAS SOLD AT GOVERNMENT AUCTION TODAY FOR $636 MILLION.

THERE WAS A LARGE CROWD, BUT ONLY THREE SERIOUS BIDDERS AT THE AUCTION OF THE 6 449 SQUARE METRE SITE AT CANTON ROAD.

THE BUYER WAS SCILLA LIMITED WITH AN ADDRESS IN EXCHANGE SQUARE, BUT SO FAR THE NAME OF THE PARENT COMPANY HAS NOT BEEN REVEALED. A COMPANY SPOKESMAN SAID THAT AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE SITE WOULD BE MADE THIS EVENING.

ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE SALE THE SITE IS LEASED UNTIL JUNE 30, 2047 AND MUST BE DEVELOPED TO A GROSS FLOOR AREA CF AT LEAST 36 500 SQUARE METRES BY DECEMBER 1989.

/THE GOVERNMENT........

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24. 1985

THE GOVERNMENT AUCTIONEER, MR JIM HUGHES, SAID AFTER

™E SAI7E’ * ’J WAS A FULL PRICE BUT A SENSIBLE PRICE AND ONE FULLY JUSTIFIED. WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESPONSE

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^RE^ErVoN?/ BV ’5 M,LL,0N

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THE AUCTION LASTED 45 MINUTES.

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TWO NEW MEMBERS FOR LAW REFORM COMMISSION

H K K * H *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LAW REFORM COMMISSION, MR MICHAEL THOMAS, TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT TWO NEW MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION HAVE BEEN APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR. THEY ARE DR BYRON WENG AND MR MARTIN LEE, QC.

DR WENG, AGED 51, WHO WAS BORN IN TAIWAN AND EDUCATED THERE AND IN THE UNITED STATES, HAS LIVED IN HONG KONG SINCE 1976.

HE IS READER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AT THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG AND HAS BEEN CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE CHINESE LAW PROGRAMME OF THE UNIVERSITY’S CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN STUDIES.

IKI 1 47> WAS B0RN ,N H0NS KONG AND EDUCATED HERE ANJ

MCMDCoDnc'Tue A F0RMER CHAIRMAN OF THE BAR ASSOCIATION AND A NEMBER OF THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE.

MR LEE HAS BEEN ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE LEGAL FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY. HE HAS PREVIOUSLY SERVED ON THE LAW REFORM COMMISSION’S SUB-COMMITTEE ON CONFESSION STATEMENTS.

Twn Jc£orLWELr°rED THE ADDITION TO THE COMMISSION OF THESE ^2tEE^MEMBERS- +THE,r BREADTH OF PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS AND DEPTH OF LEGAL KNOWLEDGE WILL BE OF GREAT VALUE TO THE WORK OF

THE COMMISSION,* HE SAID.

THE APPOINTMENTS OF DR WENG AND MR LEE FILL THE VACANCIES FOLLOWING THE RETIREMENTS OF DR AMBROSE KING AND MR DAVID K. P. LI ON THE EXPIRATION OF THEIR TERMS AS COMMISSION MEMBERS.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1985

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SECURITIES REGULATIONS TO BE PUBLISHED

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SEVERAL SETS OF SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION, UNDER THE SECURITIES ORDINANCE AND THE COMMODITIES TRADING ORDINANCE WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AND TAKE EFFECT THE SAME DAY.

PART II OF THE SECURITIES (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE 1985 WILL ALSO BECOME EFFECTIVE TOMORROW.

THE SECURITIES (MISCELLANEOUS) REGULATIONS 1985 AND THE SECURITIES (DEALERS, INVESTMENT ADVISERS, PARTNERSHIPS AND REPRESENTATIVES) RULES 1985, SUPPLEMENT THE MAIN ORDINANCE IN GOVERNING THE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES AND OTHER REGISTRATION MATTERS.

THE REGULATIONS SET OUT, AMONG OTHER THINGS, REVISED FEES IN RELATION TO REGISTRATION FOR VARIOUS CLASSES OF REGISTERED PERSONS AND CHANGES OF INFORMATION THAT A REGISTERED PERSON IS REQUIRED TO NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE FEES RELATING TO REGISTRATION OR RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION OF SECURITIES DEALERS, ADVISERS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES HAVE NOT BEEN REVISED SINCE THEY WERE FIRST IMPOSED IN 1974 AT THE ENACTMENT OF THE SECURITIES ORDINANCE.

THE FEES HAVE NOW BEEN SET ON A COST RECOVERY BASIS AFTER A DETAILED EXAMINATION BY GOVERNMENT. THE FEES ALSO TAKE INFLATION INTO ACCOUNT, HE SAID.

THE RULES PRESCRIBE THE VARIOUS FORMS USED FOR REGISTRATION. THEY CONSIST MAINLY OF EXISTING FORMS WHICH HAVE BEEN REVISED AND IMPROVED IN THE LIGHT OF PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE TO ENABLE DISCLOSURE CF MORE RELEVANT INFORMATION CONCERNING APPLICANTS.

THE RULES ALSO SET OUT THE PARTICULARS TO BE RECORDED IN THE REGISTER OF REGISTERED PERSONS MAINTAINED BY THE COMMISSIONER. SUCH REGISTERS ARE OPEN FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION ON THE PAYMENT OF A SMALL FEE.

THESE MATTERS WERE PREVIOUSLY DEALT WITH UNDER REGULATIONS, BUT TO PROVIDE FOR GREATER FLEXIBILITY FOR APPROPRIATE CHANGES TO BE MADE IN FUTURE, THE SECURITIES ORDINANCE NOW PROVIDES THE SECURITIES COMMISSION THE POWER TO MAKE RULES GOVERNING THESE MATTERS.


ALSO TO BE PUBLISHED TOMORROW ARE THE COMMODITIES TRADING DEALERS, COMMODITY TRADING ADVISERS AND REPRESENTATIVES) AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1985. THE AMENDMENTS ARE CONCERNED INLY WITH REVISED FEES FOR REGISTRATION AND FOR INSPECTION PUBLIC REGISTERS, AND FOR THE ISSUE OF DUPLICATE CERTIFICATES REGISTRATION.

/THE fines ......

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THE FINES IMPOSED FOR ANY FAILURE BY A DEALER OR AN INVESTMENT ADVISER TO EXHIBIT HIS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION HAVE ALSO BEEN REVISED UNDER THE AMENDED REGULATIONS.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE FEES RELATING TO REGISTRATION OR RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION OF COMMODITY DEALERS,

ADVISERS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES HAVE NOT THEY WERE FIRST SET IN 1976. THEY HAVE NOW RECOVERY BASIS AFTER A DETAILED EXAMINATION NEW FEES ALSO TAKE INFLATION INTO ACCOUNT.

BEEN REVISED SINCE BEEN SET ON A COST BY GOVERNMENT. THESE

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BOARD MEMBERS LEARN ABOUT GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE *****

THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION TODAY (THURSDAY) ORGANISED A SEMINAR TO ENABLE DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT.

IN HIS WELCOMING SPEECH TO PARTICIPANTS, THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, DR JAMES HAYES, SAID DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS HAD CONTRIBUTED MUCH TO THE SUCCESS OF THED STR ICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME, AND HAD BECOME A SIGNIFICANT VOICE TO THE GOVERNMENT.

+DISTRICT BOARDS GIVE ADVICE NOT ONLY ON DISTRICT AND WELFARE, BUT SOMETIMES ON TERRITORY-WIDE ISSUES AS HE SAID.

+THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALWAYS BEEN RESPONSIVE TO THE DISTRICT BOARDS,* HE ADDED.

MATTERS

WELL,*

ADVICE

AND VIEWS FROM THE

BETWEEN

DR HAYES SAID THE GOVERNMENT AND IT IS DESIRABLE TO ON BOTH SIDES.*

THERE WAS A CLOSE AND POSITIVE LINK THE DISTRICT BOARDS; +AND TO FURTHER THAT LINK, FOSTER A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF EACH OTHER

+D(STRICT BOARDS HAVE SERVED OUR COMMUNITY VERY WELL OVER THE PAST YEARS, AND HAVE BEEN WIDELY ACCEPTED BY THE RESIDENTS CF HONG KONG,* HE SAID.

IN EXPRESSING HIS VIEW THAT THIS WOULD CONTINUE IN THE FUTURE, DR HAYES SAID: +WE ALL WANT TO SEE UN I TED DI STR ICT BOARDS WORK ING TOWARDS THE COMMON GOAL OF ENHANCING THE WELFARE CF THE LOCAL RESIDENTS.*

THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, NR MAYER NG, WAS ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S SEMINAR WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY ABOUT 250 DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS.

SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR WERE MISS MARIA TAM, MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS, AND MISS EMILY LAU, CORRESPONDENT OF THE FAR EASTERN ECONOMIC REVIEW.

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SIR PETER AND LADY BLAKER ARRIVE ******

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH HONG KONG PARLIAMENTARY GROUP, SIR PETER BLAKER, AND LADY BLAKER ARRIVED IN HONG KONG TODAY (THURSDAY) FROM CANTON FOR AN EIGHT-DAY VISIT.

THEY WERE MET ON ARRIVAL AT THE TAI KOK TSUI FERRY TERMINAL BY THE GOVERNOR’S AIDE-DE-CAMP, MR PAUL COLLIER.

SIR PETER, TOGETHER WITH THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, MR TIMOTHY RENTON, AND THE CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, Sl£ PAUL BRYAN, WILL ATTEND THE INAUGURATION CF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER AND THE OPENING OF THE 1985/86 LEGCO SESSION NEXT WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 30).

DURING HIS STAY IN HONG KONG, SIR PETER WILL MEET THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND A WIDE CROSS-SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY.

SIR PETER AND LADY BLAKER WILL ALSO VISIT THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL AT KWAI CHUNG, THE CASTLE PEAK POWER STATION AT TAP SHEK KOK, WONG TAI SIN AND EASTERN DISTRICTS.

THEY WILL LEAVE FOR LONDON NEXT THURSDAY (OCTOBER 31).

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ANOTHER TIN SHU I WAI AREA CLEARED

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ANOTHER LARGE AREA IN YUEN LONG HAS BEEN CLEARED TO MAKE wAY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TIN SHU I WAI NEW TOWN PROJECT - AN AMBITIOUS HOUSING PROGRAMME WHICH WILL PROVIDE HOMES FOR ABOUT 135 000 PEOPLE BY THE EARLY 199OS.

+THE CLEARANCE OF 13.5 HECTARES OF FISHPONDS TODAY (THURSDAY) HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR SITE INVESTIGATION WORKS TO BE CARRIED OUT ON SCHEDULE,* THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JAMES WILSON, SAID.

+TODAY’S CLEARANCE OPERATION, THE FOURTH IN A SERIES, INVOLVED 16 FAMILIES COMPRISING 71 PEOPLE,* HE SAID.

+EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCES TOTALLING $3.1 MILLION HAD BEEN PAID OUT FOR THEIR AGRICULTURAL AND BUSINESS UNDERTAKINGS,* HE ADDED.

+THE CO-OPERATION OF THE PING SHAN RURAL COMMITTEE AND RESIDENTS OF THE AREA HAD BEEN AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN THE SMOOTH HANDING OVcR CF THE SITE,* HE SAID.

/♦THE RESIDENTS........

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1985

♦THE RESIDENTS EVEN PULLED DOWN THE STRUCTURES THEMSELVES,+ HE ADDED.

OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, FURTHER AREAS WILL BE REQUIRED FOk DEVELOPMENT WORKS IN THE TIN SHU I WAI PROJECT, AND ADEQUATE PUBLI-HOUSING IN THE VICINITY HAS BEEN OFFERED TO ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS

AFFECTED BY THE CLEARANCES.

A NEW TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA AT LONG BIN, TO THE WEST OF YUEN LONG TOWN, WOULD ACCOMMODATE THESE AFFECTED, AND THE NEW LONG PING HOUSING ESTATE WOULD BE READY FOR OCCUPATION EARLY NEXT YEAR, WILSON SAID.

+GOOD PROGRESS IS BEING MADE WITH THE VARIOUS CONTRACTS IN THE INITIAL DEVELOPMENT OF TIN SHU I WAI NEW TOWN,+ HE SAID.

+THE AREA THAT WAS CLEARED TODAY WILL BE EARMARKED FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES IN THE NEW TOWN,* HE SAID.

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TUEN MUN TOWN PARK OPENS ******

THE TUEN MUN TOWN PARK, A PARK WITH SEVERAL +FIRSTS+ IN HONG KONG, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG.

IT IS THE FIRST PUBLIC PARK IN THE TERRITORY WITH AN ORNAMENTAL LAKE DESIGNED FOR BOAT ROWING. IT IS ALSO THE FIRST WITH A FULLY AUTOMATIC COMPUTER-CONTROLLED IRRIGATION SYSTEM.

CONSTRUCTED IN PHASES AT A COST OF ABOUT $91.5 MILLION, PHASE ONE OF THE PARK HAD BEEN COMPLETED AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WHILE WORK ON PHASE TWO WIL_ START SHORTLY.

MR CHEUNG SAID PHASE ONE OF THE 12.5-HECTARE PARK INCLUDED AN ORNAMENTAL LAKE, AN ISLAND CAFE, A LAKE-SIDE AMPHITHEATRE, A PAVILION, AND CHILDREN’S PLAY AREAS.

WHEN FULLY DEVELOPED, THERE WOULD BE A 160-METRE WATER CASCADE, THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN HONG KONGS A ROLLER SKATING RINK, MINI-SOCCER PITCH AND TENNIS COURTS.

FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE RESIDENTS, MR CHEUNG SAID, THERE WOULD BE THREE PEDESTRIAN FOOTBRIDGES LINKING THE PARK WITH THE TOWN CENTRE, THE CULTURAL COMPLEX AND THE WOODED KNOLL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TUEN MUN NULLAH.

+THE TUEN MUN TOWN PARK IS ONE OF THE MANY RECREATIONAL FACILITIES MANAGED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN THE DISTRICT,* MR CHEUNG ADDED.

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+IT IS EXPECTED THAT SEVERAL MORE MAJOR LEISURE PROJECTS WILL BE COMPLETED NEXT YEAR, INCLUDING A SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX, AN INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE, THE BUTTERFLY BEACH RECREATION AREA AND THE TUEN MUN CULTURAL COMPLEX.+

HE SAID TUEN POPULATION OF 260

MUN WAS A FAST DEVELOPING NEW TOWN WITH A 000.

THE NUMBER OF RESIDENTS WAS EXPECTED TO INCREASE AT A RATE CF AROUND 28 000 EACH YEAR AND BY THE END OF THE DECADE IT SHOULD REACH SOME 400 000 PEOPLE.

MR CHEUNG SAID THAT THE TOWN PARK TOGETHER WITH OTHER EXISTING AND PLANNED FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT WOULD HELP TO CATER NOT ONLY FOR THE RECREATION NEEDS BUT ALSO PROVIDE A BETTER LIVING ENVIRONMENT FOR RESIDENTS OF TUEN MUN.

EARLIER, THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR TONY HAMMOND, SAID THAT THE PARK WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE NON-URBAN AREA.

MR HAMMOND THANKED ALL THOSE WHO HAD PARTICIPATED IN THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE PARK, ESPECIALLY THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAD MONITORED AND SUPERVISED THE CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE ONE OF THE PROJECT.

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COMMITTEE OPENS MEETING TO THE PUBLIC

* * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN COMMITTEE CHAIRED BY MR WALTER SULKE HELD ITS FIRST PUBLIC MEETING TODAY (THURSDAY).

MUCH OF THE DISCUSSION FOCUSED ON OPERATIONAL MATTERS WHEN THE MEMBERS CONSIDERED METHODS OF IMPROVING BEACH-CLEANSING DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.

THE FEASIBILITY OF THE U.C. ASSUMING CLEANSING RESPONSIBILITY CF THE URBAN CARGO-HANDLING AREAS FROM THE MARINE DEPARTMENT WAS ALSO EVALUATED.

MR SULKE SAID HE WOULD APPROACH THE U.C. FINANCE COMMITTEE WITH A PROPOSAL FOR FUNDING.

IT WAS ALSO REVEALED THAT THE EXPECTED DEMAND FROM URBAN DISTRICT BOARDS FOR THE CAMPAIGN’S +CHINESE NEW YEAR DOOR GOD+ POSTER HAD RISEN TO 140 000 THIS COMING LUNAR NEW YEAR, COMPARED TO 90 000 LAST YEAR.

/THE COMMITTEE ......

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THE COMMITTEE ALSO INTENDS TO SEEK WAYS OF INCREASING PARTICIPATION BY YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE ANNUAL AUXILIARY LITTER WARDEN SCHEME. ALTHOUGH IT WAS AGREED TO DOUBLE THE DAILY HONORARIUM OF $50, IT WAS ALSO SUGGESTED THAT IN FUTURE NEW I^EANS BE SOUGHT TO ENCOURAGE CIVIC MINDEDNESS AMONG PARTICIPANTS.

THE YOUNG WERE AGAIN THE TARGET WHEN IT WAS AGREED TO HOLD AN +EVERYBODY LOVES A CLEAN HONG KONG+ POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

DETAILS OF THE COMPETITION WHICH WILL BE JOINTLY SPONSORED BY THE U.C., EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

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DENMARK, TUNISIA JOIN SPEEDPOST NETWORK ******

SPEEDPOST SERVICE WILL BE EXTENDED TO DENMARK AND TUNISIA FROM MONDAY (OCTOBER 28), BRINGING TO 39 THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN THE SPEEDPOST NETWORK SERVED FROM HONG KONG.

SPEEDPOST ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TRANSMISSION TO ALL AREAS IN DENMARK, INCLUDING THE FAROE ISLANDS. HOWEVER, SERVICE TO TUNISIA IS RESTRICTED TO TUNIS AND ITS SUBURBS, SOUSSE, SFAX, NABEUL. BIZERTE. GABES AND JERBA, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

ITEMS POSTED IN HONG KONG ON MONDAY TO THURSDAY AND SATURDAY WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE ADDRESSEES WITHIN THE POSTAL NETWORK OF COPENHAGEN AND TUNIS ON THE NEXT WORKING DAY, WHILE THOSE POSTED ON FRIDAY WILL BE DELIVERED ON THE SECOND WORKING DAY.

BOTH +CONTRACT+ AND +0N DEMAND* SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE.

THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT PER ITEM FOR DENMARK IS 20KG AND FOR TUNISIA 15KG. THE POSTAGE RATES ARE:

DENMARK TUNISIA

ITEMS WEIGHING UNDER 25OG $100 $70

ITEMS WEIGHING BETWEEN 25OG AND 500G $115 $85

EACH SUBSEQUENT 500G $25 $25

FURTHER INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE POSTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ON TELEPHONE 5-2671108.

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ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TORN DOWN * * * •

ELEVEN ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN NORTH POINT WERE TODAY (THURSDAY) DEMOLISHED AS PART OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD’S PROGRAMME TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE DISTRICT.

WORKERS FROM THE LANDS DEPARTMENT CARRIED OUT THE CLEARANCE OPERATION IN TSAT TSZ MUI ROAD AND SHU KUK STREET. THE STRUCTURES WERE USED FOR STORAGE AND COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

THE WORK WAS CARRIED OUT IN CO-ORDINATION WITH THE POLICE, THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE OPERATION WAS PART OF A CONTINUOUS CLEARANCE PROGRAMME INITIATED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

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SEMINAR ORGANISED FOR EDUCATIONISTS

*****

A SEMINAR ORGANISED FOR 88 PARTICIPANTS OF THE KOWLOON CITY CIVIC EDUCATION TRAINING SCHEME WILL BE HELD AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT 7 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

A CHINESE UNIVERSITY LECTURER, MR WONG WANG-FAT, WHO IS A NEWLY ELECTED LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER, WILL GIVE A TALK ON THE +POLITICAL SYSTEM IN HONG KONG+.

ANOTHER SPEAKER, THE KOWLOON CITY YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICER CF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, MRS THERESA LEUNG, WILL TALK ON +PART ICIPATION IN SOCIAL WORK + .

THIS IS THE SECOND SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE KOWLOON CITY AND SAI TAU AREA COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION.

THE PARTICIPANTS WILL ALSO JOIN A TWO-DAY CAMP ON LANTAU ISLAND ON NOVEMBER 2 AND 3.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR TO BE HELD AT 7 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, 141 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD.

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Thursday, October 24, 1985

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DB COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN TO RESIDENTS * * * * *

SHAM SHU I PO RESIDENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND AS OBSERVERS THE MEETINGS OF THREE COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD.

THE MEETINGS ARE HELD AT 2.15 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT OFFICE AT 39 TONKIN STREET.

AT THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY), BOARD MEMBERS WILL ASK ABOUT DETAILS OF THE TAI PO ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.

TAI PO ROAD IS TWO-LANE SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY LINKING NORTH-WEST SHAM SHU I PO TO SHA TIN. WHICH HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO HEAVY VEHICULAR TRAFFIC AND FREQUENT CONGESTIONS.

THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, DUE TO START IN EARLY 1986, INVOLVES THE REALIGNMENT AND WIDENING OF SECTIONS OF THE ROAD, THE PROVISION OF FOOTPATHS AND PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS, AND THE LANDSCAPING OF SLOPES.

THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND THE MEETINGS SHOULD TELEPHONE THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 3-7204251 FOR RESERVATIONS.

THE DATES OF THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE, OCTOBER 25 (FRIDAY)

COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, NOVEMBER 1 (FRIDAY)

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, NOVEMBER 15 (FRIDAY)

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE ABOVE MEETINGS.

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FREE DRAMA PERFORMANCE FOR RESIDENTS * * * *

RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL BE TREATED TO A FREE BILINGUAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE BY HONG KONG’S FAMOUS DRAMA GROUP, THE CHUNG YING THEATRE COMPANY.

SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION, THE THEATRE COMPANY WILL PRESENT ITS MOST SUCCESSFUL PRODUCTION +1 AM HONG KONG+ ON THE EVENINGS OF OCTOBER 28 AND 31 AT THE SAN WUI COMMERCIAL SOCIETY CF HONG KONG CHAN PAK SHA SCHOOL HALL IN ABERDEEN.

/THE PLAY .......

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THE PLAY EXPLORES THE CHALLENGES HONG KONG YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE TO DEAL WITH DURING THE TERRITORY’S PAST AND PRESENT, EMPHASISING THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, RESENTMENT AND ASPIRATIONS.

USING A COMBINATION OF CANTONESE AND ENGLISH, THE PLAY, WRITTEN BY RAYMOND TO AND HARDY TSOI, UNDERLINES THE EVIDENT CULTURAL CLASH THAT EXISTS IN HONG KONG, WHICH HAS MADE THE TERRITORY ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING PLACES IN ASIA.

EACH PERFORMANCE IS LIMITED TO 250 SEATS. AND ADMISSION TICKETS, DISTRIBUTED FREE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE BASIS, ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS WAH FU AND STANLEY SUB-OFFICE, AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION AT UNIT 30-32, GROUND FLOOR, LEI CHAK HOUSE, AP LEI CHAU ESTATE.

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GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES IN ABERDEEN DIVERTED

* * * *

FOUR GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES IN ABERDEEN WILL BE DIVERTED FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (OCTOBER 25) AS A RESULT OF REROUTE INGS IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPENING OF THE COASTAL ROAD AND THE NEW ABERDEEN FLYOVER.

THEY ARE:

* ROUTE 4 ON JOURNEYS TO CAUSEWAY BAY WILL OPERATE VIA NAM NING STREET (SOUTHERN SECTION), FUNG TIN STREET, ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD EASTBOUND AND THE COASTAL ROAD BEFORE RESUMING THE NORMAL ROUTE I NG J AND ON JOURNEYS TO SHEK PAI wAN WILL OPERATE VIA THE COASTAL ROAD AND THE FLYOVER BEFORE RESUMING THE NORMAL ROUTE ING.

* ROUTE 5 ON JOURNEYS TO CAUSEWAY BAY WILL OPERATE VIA NAM NING STREET (SOUTHERN SECTION), FUNG TIN STREET, ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD EASTBOUND AND THE COASTAL ROAD BEFORE RESUMING THE NORMAL ROUTE ING; AND ON JOURNEYS TO ABERDEEN WILL OPERATE VIA THE COASTAL ROAD AND THE FLYOVER BEFORE RESUMING THE NORMAL ROUTE ING TO TERMINATE AT NAM NING STREET (SOUTHERN SECTION).

/* ROUTS 27 .......

THUHSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1985

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* ROUTE 27 ON JOURNEYS TO AP LEI CHAU WILL OPERATE VIA SAI ON STREET, TUNG SING ROAD, LOK YEUNG STREET, CHENGTU ROAD, NAM NING STREET (SOUTHERN SECTION), FUNG TIN STREET, ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD EASTBOUND AND THE COASTAL ROAD BEFORE RESUMING THE NORMAL ROUTE I NG 5 AND ON JOURNEYS TO ABERDEEN WILL OPERATE VIA THE COASTAL ROAD AND THE FLYOVER BEFORE RESUMING THE NORMAL ROUTE ING.

*

ROUTE 35M ON JOURNEYS TO WAN CHAI WILL OPERATE VIA CHENGTU ROAD, NAM NING STREET (SOUTHERN SECTION), FUNG TIN STREET, ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD EASTBOUND AND THE COASTAL ROAD BEFORE RESUMING THE NORMAL ROUTE I NG; AND ON JOURNEYS TO ABERDEEN WILL OPERATE VIA THE COASTAL ROAD AND THE FLYOVER BEFORE RESUMING THE NORMAL ROUTE ING TO TERMINATE AT NAM NING STREET (NORTHERN SECTION).

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

LAND SALES FORECAST * * *

DETAILS OF THE PROVISIONAL LAND SALE FORECAST FOR THE SIX MONTHS FROM OCTOBER 1985 TO MARCH 1986 WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS BRIEFING BY THE GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT, MR DUNCAN SCOTT-WILL, TO BE HELD AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM, 21ST FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, AT 3.30 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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OPENING OF FIRE STATION

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A SUB-DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION AND AMBULANCE DEPOT SERVING THE EASTERN PART OF HONG KONG WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED TOMORROW (FRIDAY) BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, MR JOHN MARCH, AT 10.30 AM.

THE SAI WAN HO SUB-DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION AND AMBULANCE DEPOT IS LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF TAI CHEONG STREET AND WING HONG STREET ADJACENT TO TAI ON MANSION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING.

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FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING * * *

A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THIS YEAR’S TERRITORY-WIDE FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN WILL EE HELD AT THE MARINA ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, EXCELSIOR HOTEL, CAUSEWAY BAY, TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 3.30 PM.

CHAIRING THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR CF SOCIAL WELFARE (OPERATIONS), MRS EVELYN DOE! DIVISION OFFICER, FAMILY SERVICES AND CHILD CARE DIVISION OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE, MISS LOLITA NG; AND SENIOR SOCIAL WORK OFFICER OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, MR STEPHEN LAM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL 5-233191

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

BUSY DAY FOR VISITING MP'S................................ 1

MINISTER OF STATE ARRIVING ON SUNDAY ..................... 1

SENIOR DIRECTORATE APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED ................ 4

J2 SITES ON SALES PROGRAMME .............................. 6

TWO SITES OFFERED ........................................ 7

LEATHER GOODS MANUFACTURERS URGED TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY ... 8

PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR SEPTEMBER .................. 9

CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES ................................... 11

JENKINS BILL GETS INTO SENATE............................. 1J

APPOINTMENT TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ....................... 15

CALL FOR HIGHER TESTING LABORATORY STANDARDS ............. 15

DB MEMBERS LOOK AT URBAN COUNCIL FACILITIES .............. 17

CARNIVAL TO SPREAD ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE ................... 17

FIRE STATION OFFICIALLY OPENED ........................... 18

DISTRICT BOARD DECRIES ILLEGAL TAPPING ................... 19

CYCLING COMPETITION AT VICTORIA PARK ON SUNDAY ........... 20

IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCA ION STRESSED ............. 20

AMENDMENT BILLS SEEK TO REMOVE DOUBT ..................... 21

MARTIAL ARTS CONTEST ..................................... 21

DATE SET FOR CHINESE MUSIC FESTIVAL ...................... 22

IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDALS FOR RSD STAFF .................... 22

COMMERCIAL PREMISES TO LET ............................... 23

OBOE RECITAL BY JEREMY POIMEAR ........................... 23

TEACHERS ATTEND SEMINAR ON DRUG ABUSE .................... 24

KENNEDY TOWN WATER CUT ................................... 24

TENDERS INVITED FOR BEACH KIOSKS ......................... 24

LUNG CHEUNG ROAD CLOSURE ................................. 25

FANLING POOL CLOSES FOR MAINTENANCE ...................... 25

PRESS BRIEFING ........................................... 26

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1985

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BUSY DAY FOR VISITING MP’S * * * *

THE VISITING CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH HONG KONG PARLIAMENTARY GROUP, SIR PETER BLAKER, AND CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, SIR PAUL BRYAN, HAD A BUSY DAY TODAY MEETING PEOPLE AND SEEING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN HONG KONG.

THEY STARTED THE DAY wITH AN HOUR-LONG HELICOPTER TOUR, DURING WHICH THEY SAW MANY NEW BUILDINGS AND ROADS COMPLETED SINCE THEIR PREVIOUS VISIT TO THIS CITY LAST YEAR.

THE MP’S, TOGETHER WITH LADY BLAKER AND LADY BRYAN, THEN CALLED ON THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SECURITIES COMMISSION, MR ARCHIBALD ZIMMERN, AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR SECURITIES AND COMMODITIES TRADING, MR RAY ASTIN, AND WERE BRIEFED OF THE GENERAL SITUATION OF THE LOCAL STOCK MARKET.

THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A BRIEF VISIT TO THE KAM NGAN STOCK EXCHANGE DURING WHICH THE VISITORS SA* ACTUAL TRADING IN PROGRESS.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR SECURITIES AND COMMODITIES TRADING, MR DEREK MURPHY, THEY THEN TOURED THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG LIMITED AT THE NEWLY-COMPLETED EXCHANGE SQUARE.

THERE THEY WERE TOLD BY THE ACTING CHAIRMAN OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG LIMITED, DR RONALD LI, THAT AFTER NEXT FEBRUARY THERE WOULD BE ONE UNIFIED STOCK EXCHANGE OPERATING ON THE NEW TRADING FLOOR, AND THAT SECURITIES TRADING WOULD BECOME COMPUTER-ASSISTED.

AFTER THE TOUR, THE VISITORS ATTENDED A LUNCH HOSTED BY THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, WHICH WAS ALSO ATTENDED BY COMMUNITY LEADERS.

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THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, MR TIMOTHY RENTON, WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 27) FOR A FIVE-DAY VISIT.

THIS WILL BE MR RENTON’S FIRST VISIT TO THE TERRITORY SINCE TAKING UP HIS APPOINTMENT IN SEPTEMBER AS MINISTER OF STATE WITH SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HONG KONG.

MR RENTON IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE FROM LONDON ON FLIGHT CX 250, ETA 2.45 PM.

wHIlE IN HONG KONG, MR RENTON WILL ATTEND THE INAUGURATION Or THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING AND THE O°ENING OF THE 1985/ou SESSION ON OCTOBER 30.

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HE WILL ALSO HAVE TALKS WITH THE GOVERNOR, SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS AS WELL AS REPRESENTATIVES OF A WIDE CROSS-SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY.

ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 28), MR RENTON WILL MEET SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. HE WILL VISIT THE BOWRING CLOSED CENTRE AND KAI TAK TRANSIT CAMP FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN THE AFTERNOON BEFORE ATTENDING A RECEPTION AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE.

ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 29) MORNING, MR RENTON WILL ATTEND A MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. HE WILL THEN CALL ON THE BRITISH TRADE COMMISSION AND MEET THE SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER, MR CHR I ST I AN ADAMS.

IN THE AFTERNOON, MR RENTON WILL VISIT KWUN TONG DISTRICT TO LOOK AT DEVELOPMENTS THERE.

ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 30), MR RENTON WILL START WITH A FAMILIARISATION TOUR ON BOARD A HELICOPTER, TO BE FOLLOWED BY A VISIT TO TAI PO DISTRICT. HE WILL ATTEND THE OPENING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING AND THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE AFTERNOON, AND WILL HAVE DINNER WITH UMELCO MEMBERS THE SAME EVENING.

PRIOR TO HIS DEPARTURE ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 31), MR RENTON WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM AT 8.50 AM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

FOLLOWING ARE THE PRESS ARRANGEMENTS FOR COVERING MR RENTON’S ACTIVITIES IN HONG KONG:

1) A IRPORT ARR IVAL

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO COVER THE ARRIVAL SHOULD ASSEMBLE IN THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING BY 1.45 pM ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 27).

2) VISIT TO BOWRING CLOSED CENTRE

MR RENTON WILL ARRIVE AT THE BOwRING CLOSED CENTRE FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN TUEN MUN AT 2.30 PM. PRESS TRANSPORT WILL LEAVE CGO CARPARK AT 12.30 PM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 28).

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3) EXCO MEETING

THERE TO THE CGO ARR IVAL AT

WILL BE A FIXED PRESS POSITION AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN TO COVER MR RENTON’S 9.30 AM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 29) AND DEPARTURE AT ABOUT

11 AM.

4) VISIT TO BRITISH TRADE COMMISSION

A FIXED PRESS POSITION WILL BE SET UP OUTSIDE THE BANK OF AMERICA TOWER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC COVERAGE OF MR RENTON’S ARRIVAL AT 11 AM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 29) AND DEPARTURE.

5) VISIT TO KWUN TONG

ON TUESDAY

PRESS TRANSPORT WILL LEAVE CGO CARPARK AT 1.30 PM (OCTOBER 29). THOSE TRAVELLING ON THEIR OWN SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE AT KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET, THIRD FLOOR, AT 2.15 PM.

6) VISIT TO TAI PO

PRESS TRANSPORT w ILL LEAVE CGO CARPARK AT 8.30 AM ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 30). THOSE TRAVELLING ON THEIR OWN SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THc ENTRANCE OF WANG YAN HOUSE, «ANG FUK COURT IN TAI PO AT 9.45 AM.

7) INAUGURATION OF NEW LEGCO UILDING

ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY WILL BE ANNOUNCED SEPARATEE .

8) UMELCO DINNER

THERE WILL BE FIXED POSITIONS OUTSIDE THE NEW LEGCC BUILD I G FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC COVERAGE OF 1R ’ENTON’S ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE E'.'C 5H01 _D, -SSEMBLc vuTS k THE NEW LEGCO BUILDING AT 8.3? PM ON WEDNESDAY ("CTO.-Er 3-;.

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9) PRESS CONFERENCE

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER MR RENTON’S PRto; CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT 8.50 AM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 31) IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL. A FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE, TOGETHER wIT A CHINESE TRANSLATION WILL BE ISSUED BY GIS.

10) DEPARTURE AT KAI TAK

MR RENTON WILL DEPART HONG KONG FOR SINGAPORE ON FLIGHT Sol, ETD 10 AM, ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 31). MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVER I HIS DEPARTURE SHOULD ASSEMBLE IN THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM ON THE Gn FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING NOT LATER THEN 9.10 AM.

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SENIOR DIRECTORATE APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY A FURTHER SERIES OF SENIOR DIRECTORATE MOVEMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS WHICH * ILL TAKE PLACE OVER THE NEXT FEw MONTHS. THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS -

MR STUART WILKINSON WILL LEAVE THE OFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING ON NOVEMBER 30, 1985 ON COMPLETION OF HIS CURRENT AGREEMENT. HE HAS BEE'. THE DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING SINCE APRIL 1982 AND PRIOR TO THAT WAS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING FROM NOVEMBER 1978 ;

MISS CHEUNG MAN-YEE WILL RETURN TO RTHK IN JANUARY 1986 TO TAKE OVER FROM MR WILKINSON AS DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING. SHE HAS BEEN ON SECONDMENT TO INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND HAS BEEN DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES SINCE JANUARY 1985;

MR JOHN CHAN CHO-CHAK WILL SUCCEED MISS CHEUNG AS DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES. MR CHAN HAS BEEN DEPUTY SECRETARY (GENERAL DUTIES) SINCE FEBRUARY 1984;

MR DONALD TSANG YAM-KUEN wILL TAKE OVER FROM MR CHAN AS DEPUTY SECRETARY (GENERAL DUTIES). MR TSANG HAS BEEN A DEPUTY DIRECTOR IN THE TRADE DEPARTMENT SINCE SEPTEMBER 198h ;

MR PAUL WONG KAM-CHIU, THE PRESENT DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, WILL MOVE ACROSS TO TRADE DEPARTMENT 'C TAKE MR TSANG’S PLACE:

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MR CHAU TAK-HAY, THE PRESENT DEPUTY SECRETARY (HEALTH AND WELFARE) WILL JOIN THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AS DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON). MR CHAU WILL REPLACE MR MAYER NG CHAK-LAM WHO HAS BEEN GIVEN PERMISSION TO RETIRE ;

MR NIGEL SHIPMAN WILL BECOME DEPUTY SECRETARY (HEALTH AND WELFARE). HE IS AT PRESENT A PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY IN HEALTH AND WELFARE BRANCH.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

W STUART WILKINSON, MBE, JP

AGED 57. APPOINTED AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF BROADCAST I NG, ON SECONDMENT FROM THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION, IN NOVEMBER 1978. HE TOOK OVER AS DIRECTOR OF BROADCAST IN IN APRIL 1982.

MISS CHEUNG MAN-YEE

AGED 38. JOINED THE CIVIL SERVICE IN MARCH 1972 AS A PROGRAMME OFFICER, AND WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING IN JULY 1984. SINCE SEPTEMBER 1983 SHE HAS BEEN ON SECONDMENT TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, FIRST AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, THEN AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR, AND FINALLY AS DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES.

I*R JOHN CHAN CHO-CHAK, OBE, JP

AGED 42. JOINED THE CIVIL SERVICE IN JULY 1964, AND WAS PROMOTED TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE C IN AUGUST 1975. HE SUBSEQUENTLY LEFT GOVERNMENT IN 1978 TO WORK IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, REJOINED THE PUBLIC SERVICE IN 1980, AND WAS PROMOTED TO HIS PRESENT RANK OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE B IN JULY 1983. HE SERVED IN A VARIETY CF POSTS, INCLUDING THOSE OF PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF TRADE, PRIOR TO HIS PRESENT APPOINTMENT AS DEPUTY SECRETARY (GENERAL DUTIES).

RR CHAU TAK-HAY, JP

AGED 42. JOINED THE CIVIL SERVICE IN JULY 1967. HE HAS SERVED FOR THE MAJORITY OF HIS CAREER IN THE FORMER COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY AND TRADE, INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENTS, WHERE HE BECAME A DEPUTY COMMISSIONER IN JULY 1979. HE TRANSFERRED AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES STAFF GRADE B IN JULY 1982 WHILE POSTED TO GENEVA AS COUNSELLOR (HONG KONG AFFAIRS). fqllOWING HIS RETURN FROM GENEVA r.E HAS BEEN DEPUTY SECRETARY (HEALTH AND WELFARE) SINCE MARCH 1984.

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MR DONALD TSANG YAM-KUEN

AGED 41. JOINED THE CIVIL SERVICE IN JANUARY 1967, AND WAS PROMOTED TO HIS PRESENT RANK OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE B IN APRIL 1985. HE HAS EXPERIENCE IN THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT AND CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION WHERE HE wAS DISTRICT OFFICER SHA JIN FROM 1982 TO 1984. HE HAS BEEN A DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF TRADE SINCE SEPTEMBER 1984.

I*R MAYER NG LH?■■ -LAM, JP

AGED 46. JOINED THE CIVIL SERVICE IN SEPTEMBER 1963 AND WAS PROMOTED TO HIS PRESENT RANK OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE C IN APRIL 1980. HE HAS HELD A WIDE VARIETY OF POSTS IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE, NOTABLY IN THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH AND IN iHE FORMER HOME AFFAIRS BRANCH, IN ADDITION TO HIS LAST APPOINTMENT AS DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON).

NR NIGEL SHIPMAN

AGED 41. JOINED THE OFFICER STAFF GRADE C IN

CIVIL SERVICE AS ADMINISTRATIVE APRIL 1980 AFTER HAVING INITIALLY COME TO HONG KONG IN 1978 ON SECONDMENT FROM THE UK CIVIL SERVICE. HE HAS SERVED IN A VARIETY OF DEPARTMENTS AND BRANCHES, INCLUDING TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, SOCIAL SERVICES BRANCH, EDUCATION BRANCH, AND TRADE DEPARTMENT, AND HAS BEEN A PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE SINCE

DECEMBER 1983.

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FOLLOWING THE RECENT AGREEMENT BY THE LAND COMMISSION ON THE AMOUNT OF LAND TO BE RELEASED FOR Skl ' IN THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR, THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO OFFER 32 SITES IN THE URBAN AREA AND THE NEW TERRITORIES DURING THE .IX MONTHS TO MARCH 1986.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (FRIDA7) THE GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT, W DUNCAN SCOTT-WILL, SAID TrAT THE PROVISIONAL LAND SALES FORECAST COMPRISED A TOTAL OF .3.4 HECTARES.

IN ADDITION TO THE VALUABLE '.II. SHA TSUI SITE, AT THE JJNCTION OF CANTON ROAD AMD PEKING P?AD, WHICH WAS SOLD YESTERDAY, THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES THE SITE - - FORMER GOVERNMENT QUARTERS

AT THE ALBANY SITUATED IN THE MID-LEVELS.

A MOST ATTRACTIVE RESIDENT I; SITE CLOSE TO THE BOTANICAL GARDENS, IT WAS CERTAIN TO ATTRACT KEEN INTEREST FROM DEVELOPERS, HE SAID.

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SITES TO BE OFFERED IN THE NEW TOWNS INCLUDE EIGHT IN YUEN LONG, FIVE IN TSUEN WAN, THREE EACH IN SHA TIN AND TUEN MUN, TWO IN TAI PO AND ONE EACH IN FANLING AND SAI KUNG.

TWO SITES IN THE URBAN AREA AND ONE IN TUEN MUN WILL BE SOLD BY TENDER WITH A REQUIREMENT THAT THE PURCHASER PROVIDES PUBLIC PARKING FACILITIES IN THE DEVELOPMENT.

TO REFLECT A MORE ACTIVE INTEREST IN SITES FOR INDUSTRIAL LAND, MR SCOTT-WILL SAID, NINE SITES WILL BE OFFERED FOR THIS PURPOSE INCLUDING SITES MADE AVAILABLE IN RESPONSE TO SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS.

THE LETTER B TENDER SALES PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE TWO SITES FOR COMMERCIAL-RESIDENTIAL REDEVELOPMENT IN SHA TIN AND HOI PA, TSUEN WAN. THESE SITES ARE EACH EXPECTED TO ATTRACT A NUMBER OF TENDERS FROM HOLDERS OF LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS (LETTER 3).

IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO REDEEM THE OUTSTANDING LETTER B COMMITMENT, AUCTION AND CASH TENDER S CF SITES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR PAYMEN BY MONETISED LETTER B IN LIEU OF CASH.

MR SCOTT-WILL STRESSED THAT THE SALES PROGRAMME WAS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. SALE DETAILS WOULD BE PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE AND MAJOR NEWSPAPERS IN THE USUAL WAY.

COPIES OF THE LAND SALES FORECAST MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE LANDS DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, MURRAY BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG OR AT ANY OF THE DISTRICT LAND OFFICES THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY. PLANS SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE VARIOUS LOTS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THESE OFFICES SHORTLY.

TWO SITES OFFERED

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TWO LOTS OF GOVERNMENT LAND ARE TO BE PUT ON SALE BY THE LANDS DEPARTMENT AT AN AUCTION IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE ON NOVEMBER 19 AT 2.30 PM.

THE FIRST LOT, A 1 400-SQ'JARE-METRE SITE AT KA YIP STREET, CHAI WAN, IS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN PURPOSES (EXCLUDING OFFENSIVE TRADE).

THE DEVELOPER OF THE SITE IS REQUIRED TO FINISH NOT LESS THAN 13 000 SQUARE METRES OF THE GROSS FLOOR AREA ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 1989.

THE SECOND LOT, AT WATERLOO ROAD, KOWLOON, IS RESTRICTED TO PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

UNDER THE SALE CONDITIONS, THE DEVELOPER HAS TO COMPLETE NOT LESS THAN 4 400 SQUARE METRES OF THE GROSS FLOO: AREA ’THE 1 635“SQUARE-METRE SITE ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, lr-. .

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FULL PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND SAIF PLANS INSPECTED AT, THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, SURVEY DIVISION, MURRAY BUILDING FIFTH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; THE PUBLIC FNOUIRY SUB-OFFICE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), GROUND FLOOR HONG*KONG AND THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON, Su ™ TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 1OTH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET,

KOWLOON.

CONDITIONS OF SALE -MAY ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE LANDS OFFICES OF SHA TIN, TUEN MUN, YUEN LONG, TSUEN NORTH, SAI KUNG AND ISLANDS.

DISTRICT WAN, TAI PO,

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LEATHER GOODS MANUFACTURERS URGED TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY * * * * * *

MANUFACTURERS OF LEATHER GOODS MUST CONTINUE TO FIND WAYS TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY, UPGRADE PRODUCTS AND DIVERSIFY THEIR RANGES AND MARKETS SO AS TO MAINTAIN THE INDUSTRY’S GROWTH AND COMPETITIVENESS, THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR ERIC HO, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE HONG KONG LEATHER GOODS .MANUFACTURERS TRADE CENTRE AND THE INAUGURATION OF THE HONG KONG LEATHER .GOODS MANUFACTURERS TRADE ASSOCIATION LIMITED, MR HO SAID THAT LIKE OTHER SECTORS, THE LEATHER INDUSTRY HAD ITS SHARE OF DIFFICULTIES, STIFF COMPETITION FROM NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES, INCREASINGLY COMPETITIVE MARKET ENVIRONMENT AND GROWING PROTECTIONISM IN MAJOR MARKETS.

♦HOWEVER, IT IS AN INDUSTRY WHICH HAS EXPERIENCED STEADY GROWTH OVER THE YEARS.*

IN 1984, HONG KONG EXPORTED OVER $4.1 BILLION WORTH OF LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODUCTS, REPRESENTING A 48 PER CENT INCREASE OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

RE-EXPORTS ALSO GREW TO $1.3 BILLION, A JUMP OF 68 PER CENT OVER 1983.

MR HO SAID HE WAS IMPRESSED BY ONE OF THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION, WHICH WAS THE PREVENTION OF TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENTS AND THE RESOLUTION OF COPYRIGHT PROBLEMS.

♦THIS IS A LAUDABLE ACTIVITY WHICH WILL SERVE TO FURTHER ENHANCE HONG KONG’S ALREADY REPUTABLE TRADING IMAGE,* HE SAID.

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR SEPTEMBER ******

THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS GREW BY $1 144 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT IN SEPTEMBER 1985 OVER SEPTEMBER 1984 TO REACH $8 287 MILLION, WHILE THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS FELL BY $1 434 MILLION OR 12 PER CENT TO $10 980 MILLION, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. ,

TAKING DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND'RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER, THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS DECLINED BY $290 MILLION, OR 2 PER CENT, TO $19 267 MILLION IN SEPTEMBER 1985. THE VALUE OF IMPORTS ALSO FELL, BY $410 MILLION OR 2 PER CENT, TO $18 177 MILLION.

IN CONSEQUENCE, A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS OF $1 090 MILLION, EQUIVALENT TO 6 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, WAS RECORDED IN SEPTEMBER 1985, COMPARED WITH 5 PER CENT IN SEPTEMBER 1984.

PUTTING THE MONTH’S TRADE FIGURES INTO CONTEXT, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS FOR THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 1985 WAS $173 595 MILLION, MADE UP OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF $94 946 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS OF $78 649 MILLION.

COMPARED WITH THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 1984, THE VALUES OF TOTAL EXPORTS AND OF RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY 8 PER CENT AND 34 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, WHILE THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS FELL BY 7 PER CfcNT. OVER THIS PERIOD THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW BY 4 PER CENT TO $168 925 MILLION.

A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS, EQUIVALENT TO 2.8 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, WAS RECORDED FOR THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, COMPARED’WITH A VISIBLE TRADE GAP (THAT IS, THE PROPORTION OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS NOT COVERED BY THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS) OF 1.6 PER CENT IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

COMMENTING ON THESE FIGURES, A GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE CONTINUED DECLINE IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS (YEAR-ON-YEAR) WAS LARGELY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE RELATIVELY LOW GROWTH RATES OF THE ECONOMIES OF HONG KONG’S EXPORT MARKETS, IN PARTICULAR THE UNITED STATES, IN THE FIRST THREE QUARTERS OF 1985. RE-EXPORTS, ON THE OTHER HAND, CONTINUED TO RECORD SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE PRESENTS THE PROVISIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FIGURES FOR SEPTEMBER 1985 -

TRADE FIGURES FOR SEPTEMBER, 1985

MERCHANDISES DOMESTIC EXPORTS i $10 980 MILLION RE-EXPORTS s $ 8 287 MILLION

TOTAL EXPORTS i $19 267 MILLION

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i IMPORTS • $18 177 MILLION

TRADE BALANCE : $ 1 090 MILLION ( IN SURPLUS)

COMPARATIVE FIGURES

LATEST 3 MONTHS JULY-SEPT 1985 JULY-SEPT 1984 INCREASE OR DECREASE

$ MN. S MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 34 539 39 248 4 709 -12.0

RE-EXPORTS 26 006 21 351 + 4 655 +21.3

TOTAL EXPORTS 60 545 60 599 54 - 0.1

IMPORTS 56 153 57 517 1 364 - 2.4

TRADE BALANCE + 4 392 + 3 082 + 1 310

SAME MONTH LAST YEAR SEPTEMBER 1985 SEPTEMBER 1984 INCREASE OR DECREASE

$ MN. S MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 10 980 (57.0%) 12 414 (63.5%) 1 434 -11.6

RE-EXPORTS 8 287 7 143 1 144 +16.3

TOTAL EXPORTS 19 267 19 557 290 -1.5

IMPORTS 18 177 18 587 410 - 2.2

TRADE BALANCE + 1 090 970 120

LAST MONTH SEPTEMBER 1985 AUGUST 1935 INCREASE OR DECREASE

$ MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 10 933 (57.0%) 11 982 (57.6%) 1 002 - 8.4-

RE-EXPORTS 8 287 8 807 520 -5.9

TOTAL EXPORTS IQ 267 20 789 1 522 - 7.3

IMPORTS 18 177 19 116 939 - 4.9

TRADE BALANCE * ' 390 + 573 583

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CALENDAR YEAR TO-DATE JAN - SEPT 1985 JAN - SEPT 1984 INCREASE OR DECREASE

S MN. $ MN. S MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 94 946 101 889 - 6 943 - 6.8

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) (54.7%) (63.5%)

RE-EXPORTS 78 649 58 582 *20 067 +34.3

TOTAL EXPORTS 173 595 160 471 +13 124 +8.2

IMPORTS 168 925 163 072 + 5 853 + 3.6

TRADE BALANCE + 4 670 - 2 601 + 7 271

OCT 1984 OCT 1983

TO TO INCREASE OR

LAST 12 MONTHS SEPT 1985 SEPT 1984 DECREASE

$ MN. $ MN. « MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 130 994 133 659 - 2 665 - 2.3

RE-EXPORTS 103 571 76 261 +27 310 +35.8

TOTAL EXPORTS 234 565 209 920 +24 645 +11.7

IMPORTS 229 224 216 644 +12 580 +5.8

TRADE BALANCE + 5 341 - 6 724 +12 065

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES X X X

CENT AND THE

PER

THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) ROSE BY 3.3

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (B) BY 3.9 PER CENT BE~*EEN SEPTEMBER 19b* AND SEPTEMBER 1985, ACCORDING TO FIGURES PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE CONSUMER

THE CP KA) AND CP 1(B) FOR SEPTEMBER 1985 WERE 162.8 AND 162 4 RESPECTIVELY OR 5.9 POINTS AND 6.1 POINTS RESPECTIVELY HIGHER THAN THOSE FOR SEPTEMBER 1984. COMPARED WITH AUGUST 1985 AND BEAR ING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON IS AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, CPICA)”INCREASED BY 2.9 POINTS OR 1.8 PE= CENT AND CP 1(B), BY 2.3 POINTS OR 1.5 PER CENT.

THE AVERAGE CP 1(A) AND AVERAGE CP 1(B) -OR THE L -'ONiHU PMHPn ^FPTFMRFR 1985 AT 158.6 AND 158.8 RESPECTIVELY .*■ _ z : PER CENT AND 3.9 pIr’CENT RESPECTIVELY HIGHER THAN Avt FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 1984.

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DURING THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 1985, THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED CP 1(A) INCREASED AT AN AVERAGE RATE OF 0.4 PER CENT EACH MONTH AND THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED CP 1(B), AT 0.3 PER CENT.

DURING SEPTEMBER, RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES, SALT-WATER FISH, CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR, AND RENTALS OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC DWELLINGS WERE HIGHER. ON THE OTHER HAND, RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH FRUIT WERE LOWER.

THE CP 1(A) AND CP 1(B) ARE BASED ON THE EXPENDITURE PATTERNS CF 50 PER CENT AND 30 PER CENT, RESPECTIVELY, OF URBAN HOUSEHOLDS IN HONG KONG, WHICH WERE DERIVED FROM THE 1979/80 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY.

THE CP 1(A) REFERS TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $1 000 AND S3 499 A MONTH, AND THE CP 1(B) TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $3 500 AND $6 499 A MONTH AT THAT TIME.

THE INDEXES FOR SEPTEMBER 1985 IN RESPECT OF THE NINE COMMODITY-SERVICE SECTIONS IN THE TWO CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES ARE GIVEN BELOW, TOGETHER WITH THOSE FOR AUGUST 1985 AND SEPTEMBER 1984.

SECTION (OCTOBER 1979 TO SEPTEMBER : CPI(A) 1980 AVERAGE - 130)

CP 1(B) AUG 85 SEP 85

SEP 84 AUG 85 SEP 85 SEP 84

FOODSTUFFS 158.6 156.4 161.5 158.8 157.2 161.6

HOUS ING 147.6 155.6 156.7 147.6 154.9 155.5

FUEL AND LIGHT 147.0 145.6 145.6 146.9 145.9 145.9

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME CONSUMPTION) 208.5 233.9 234.1 201.0 224.3 224.6

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR 155.7 167.2 170.0 156.6 168.4 172.3

DURABLE GOODS 125.1 122.4 122.5 129.1 127.4 127.6

MISCELLANEOUS GOODS 150.6 151.2 152.1 147.1 148.2 149.7

TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES 171.3 182.6 183.8 173.9 183.1 184.1

SERV ICES 171.4 183.9 184.6 5 68.7 179.6 180.3

ALL ITEMS 156.9 159.9 162. . 156.3 160.1 162.4

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COMPARED WITH AUGUST 1985, THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS INCREASED BY 5.1 POINTS IN CP 1(A) AND 4.4 POINTS IN CP 1(B). THIS WAS MAINLY DUE TO INCREASES IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES, SALT-WATER FISH AND LIVE POULTRY, AND IN THE AVERAGE CHARGE FOR NEALS IN RESTAURANTS AND OTHER EATING PLACES. ON THE OTHER HAND THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE OF FRESH FRUIT DECREASED. THE EFFECT OF MOVEMENTS IN THE RETAIL PRICES OF OTHER FOOD ITEMS ON THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS WAS INSIGNIFICANT.

THE INDEX FOR HOUSING INCREASED BY 1.1 POINTS IN CP I (A) AND 0.6 POINT IN CP 1(B) AS A RESULT OF HIGHER RENTS FOR SOME PRIVATE DWELLINGS AND SOME HOUSING AUTHORITY GROUP A ESTATES.

HIGHER PRICES OF MEN’S AND WOMEN’S OUTERCLOTHING PUSHED UP THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR BY 2.8 POINTS IN CP 1(A) AND 3.9 POINTS IN CPI(B).

THE INDEX FOR MISCELLANEOUS GOODS INCREASED BY 0.9 POINT IN CP 1(A) AND 1.5 POINTS IN CPI(B) DUE TO HIGHER PRICES OF JEWELLERY, TOILET REQUISITES AND COSMETICS.

THE INDEX FOR TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES INCREASED BY 1.2 POINTS IN CPI(A) AND 1.0 POINT IN CPI(B) BECAUSE OF HIGHER SCHOOL BUS AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUS FARES.

THE INDEX FOR SERVICES INCREASED BY 0.7 POINT IN BOTH CP I (A) AND CP 1(B) AS A RESULT OF HIGHER POSTAGE RATES AND HIGHER CHARGES FOR HOUSEHOLD SERVICES AND MEDICAL TREATMENT.

PRICE MOVEMENTS IN OTHER SECTIONS WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

(FIGURES PRESENTED IN THIS PRESS RELEASE REFER TO CPI SERIES NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL PERCENTAGE CHANGES ARE DERIVED FROM CPI FIGURES TO TWO DECIMAL PLACES.)

DETAILS OF THESE PRICE MOVEMENTS ARE GIVEN IN THE +CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT+ FOR SEPTEMBER 1985, WHICH IS AVAILABLE AT $3 PER COPY FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG, JR FROM THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, ROOM 1904, 19TH FLOOR, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG’ OR FROM THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, BASKERVILLE HOUSE, DUDDELL STREET, HONG KONG, FOR LOCAL AND OVERSEAS MAILINGS.

FOR ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES, PLEASE CONTACT THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX'SECT ION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT TELEPHONE NO. 3-7216512.

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JENKINS BILL GETS INTO SENATE X * * *

A REVISED VERSION OF THE THURMOND-JENK I NS BILL HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY ATTACHED TO THE BUDGET RECONCILIATION BILL IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE.

DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, EXPLA INE TODAY THAT THIS WAS PART OF A LEGISLATIVE MANOEUVRE BY THE BILl’S PROPONENTS.

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+THERE IS NO EASY WAY TO EXPLAIN THE COMPLICATED LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURES WHICH CAN BE USED IN THE PROGRESS OF A BILL THROUGH CONGRESS AND THE SENATE,* SAID MR MACLEOD, + IN BRIEF, WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS THIS:

+THE BUDGET RECONCILIATION BILL IS NOW BEFORE THE SENATE.

SENATOR E.F. HOLLINGS YESTERDAY PROPOSED THAT THE AMENDED THURMOND BILL BE ATTACHED TO IT. A MOTION WAS THEN PUT FORWARD THAT SENATOR HOLLINGS’ PROPOSAL BE PUT ASIDE. THIS WAS DEFEATED BY 55 VOTES TO 38.

THEN A VOTE WAS TAKEN TO CONSIDER THE CONTENTS OF THE AMENDED THURMOND BILL AND THIS WAS CARRIED BY 54 VOTES TO 42. SENATOR HOLLINGS’ PROPOSAL WAS THEREBY ACHIEVED. THE VOTING FIGURES ARE IMPORTANT, FOR IF THE PRESIDENT DECIDES TO VETO THE MAIN BILL AND ITS ATTACHMENT THEN A TWO THIRDS MAJORITY WOULD BE REQUIRED IN BOTH THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO OVER-RIDE THIS VETO. TODAY’S VOTING INDICATES THAT IT IS UNLIKELY THAT THE TWO-THIRDS REQUIREMENT COULD BE MET. THE VOTE IN THE HOUSE, ON OCTOBER 13, WHEN THE ORIGINAL JENKINS BILL WAS PASSED BY 262 VOTES TO 159 GAVE THE SAME MESSAGE.

THE BUDGET RECONCILIATION BILL WITH THE AMENDED THURMOND BILL ATTACHED HAS NOT YET BEEN PASSED. THE SENATE IS EXPECTED TO RESUME DEBATE ON IT TODAY, U.S. TIME.

♦THE JENKINS BILL STARTED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE THURMOND BILL IN THE SENATE AS IDENTICAL MEASURES. THE HOUSE BILL WAS PASSED IN AN UNAMENDED FORM. IN THE SENATE, HOWEVER, THE BILL AS ATTACHED TO THE BUDGET RECONCILIATION BILL WAS AMENDED - MOST IMPORTANTLY TO SINGLE OUT I.E. HONG KONG, TAIWAN AND SOUTH KOREA FOR THE HARSHEST TREATMENT.

+IF THE BUDGET RECONCILIATION BILL IS PASSED IN THE SENATE IT WILL DIFFER FROM THE VERSION PASSED BY CONGRESS. THE NEXT STAGE WOULD BE FOR WHAT IS KNOWN AS A +JOINT CONFERENCE* TO BE HELD. THIS IS A GATHERING OF SENIOR CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS INVOLVED IN THE RELEVANT LEGISLATION TO RECONCILE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE LEGISLATION EMANATING FROM THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE AND TO PUT FORWARD A SINGLE BILL TO THE PRESIDENT FOR CONSIDERATION.

+VARIOUS THINGS COULD HAPPEN AT THE CONFERENCE STAGE,- SAID NR MACLEOD. +THE HOLLINGS ATTACHMENT COULD BE DETACHED, COMPROMISES COULD BE MADE, OR IT COL'LD EMERGE UNSCATHED.

+CLEARLY THE POWERFUL OPPONENTS OF THE BILL, SOME OF WHOM WILL BE MEMBERS OF THE CONFERENCE, w ILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE BILL AT THIS AS AT EVERY OTHER STAGE.

+THE ADMINISTRATION REMAINS OPPOSED TO THE BILL AND IT 'S ENCOURAGING TO NOTE IN YET ANOTHER VOTE THAT THE SUPPORTERS Rm_ NOT BEEN ABLE TO MUSTER ENOUGH SUPPORT TO OVERRIDE ANY PRESIDENTIAL VETO.*

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APPOINTMENT TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS APPOINTED MR HELMUT SOHMEN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FROM OCTOBER 30, 1985 UNTIL AUGUST 31, 1988.

MR SOHMEN, AGED 45, IS VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AGENCY LTD. HE IS ALSO DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTRE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE LEGAL COMMITTEE CF THE HONG KONG SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT WITH MR SOHMEN’S APPOINTMENT ALL 22 PLACES FOR APPOINTED MEMBERS ON THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HAVE BEEN FILLED.

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CALL FOR HIGHER TESTING LABORATORY STANDARDS X X X X X

UNLESS TESTING LABORATORY STANDARDS ARE RAISED AND THEIR SERVICES ACCREDITED BY THE GOVERNMENT HONG KONG WOULD FIND IT INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO SELL ITS PRODUCTS OVERSEAS, THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR JOHN YAXLEY, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF A LABORATORY MANAGEMENT AND ACCREDITATION SEMINAR JOINTLY SPONSORED BY THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFICATION LABORATORIES LlMlTtU, YAXLEY SAID IN RECENT YEARS MUCH MORE EMPHASIS HAD BEEN PLACED OVERSEAS ON THE QUALITY ASPECTS OF PRODUCTS AND CUSTOMERS HAVE BECOME MUCH MORE DISCRIMINATING.

+IN RESPONSE TO THIS TREND WE HAVE SEEN THE EMERGENCE WORLDWIDE OF QUALITY CERTIFICATION SERVICES, PROVIDING THE NECESSARY CONFIDENCE TO PURCHASERS THAT GOODS HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO QUALITY STANDARDS.

+IN THE PAST, CONSUMERS OF OUR MANUFACTURED GOODS HAVE BEEN USING A VARIETY OF EXAMINING METHODS IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES TO SATISFY THEMSELVES THAT OUR GOODS MET wITH THEIR SPEC IFICA i IONS.

+THIS HAS HAPPENED DESPITE THE FmCT THAT QUALITY CHECKS ON THE GOODS HAD BEEN CONDUCTED HERE IN OUR OWN LABORATORIES AND TEST HOUSES.

+T0 PUT IT BLUNTLY - THEY HAVE NOT ALWAYS TRUSTED OUR CHECKS OR ACCEPTED OUR TEST REPORTS. HONG KONG HAS NOT BEEN SINGLED OUT FOR THIS TREATMENT, INDEED, ALMOST EVERY EXPORTING COUNTRY IS EXPERIENCING SIMILAR TREATMENT,* MR YAXLEY SAI_.

HE POINTED OUT THAT IT HAD BEEN FELT FOR SOME Tl 'E -T INTERNATIONAL TRADE MEETINGS THAT A MECHANISM SHOULD BE FOL... WHICH WOULD PREVENT UNDEMONSTRATED TESTING PROFlClENCv bLiNG USED AS A TECHNICAL BARRIER TO TRADE.

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THE INTERNATIONAL LABORATORY ACCREDITATION CONFERENCE ( ILAC) WAS FORMED IN 1977 AND IS ACTIVELY SUPPORTED BY THE WORLD’S LEADING INDUSTRIAL NATIONS.

ILAC HAS PRODUCED CODES OF PRACTICE AND GUIDELINES WHICH HAVE UNIVERSAL APPLICATION AND COVER EVERY ASPECT OF THE OPERATIC.': AND MANAGEMENT OF TESTING LABORATORIES.

A LABORATORY ACCREDITATION SCHEME EMBRACES THESE CODES OF PRACTICE AND IMPOSES THEM ON LABORATORIES SEEKING ACCREDITATION. AN APPROVED LABORATORY UNDER SUCH A SCHEME WILL FIND ITS TEST CERTIFICATES MORE READILY ACCEPTED ABROAD, THEREBY AVOIDING UNNECESSARY DUPLICATION OF TESTING IN THE IMPORTING COUNTRIES.

MR YAXLEY SAID: +IT IS NOW BECOMING INCREASINGLY CLEAR THAT COUNTRIES WITHOUT ANY ACCREDITATION SCHEMES MAY EVENTUALLY FIND THEMSELVES BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST.

+LOCALLY, ACCREDITED LABORATORIES a ILL BE ABLE TO SHO* THE STAMP CF APPROVAL OF THE REGULATING AUTHORITY TO THIRD PARTIES SEEKING AN INDEPENDENT MEASURE OF RELIABILITY OF TEST RESULTS.

+THIS BECOMES VERY IMPORTANT IF TEST RESULTS ARE TO BE USED AS EVIDENCE IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS OR CONTRACTUAL DISPUTES.

+IN THE PROCESS OF ASSESSMENT AND ACHIEVING ACCREDITATION, THE QUALITY STANDARDS OF A TESTING LABORATORY INVARIABLY IMPROVE, WITH CONSEQUENT ADVANTAGE IN THE MONITORING PROCESS FOR GOODS BEING PRODUCED AND EXPORTED,* MR YAXLEY SAID.

AS FAR BACK AS 1979, THE GOVERNMENT RECOGNISED THIS INTERNATIONAL TREND IN QUALITY CERTIFICATION SERVICES. THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DIVERSIFICATION MADE A NUMBER ?-RECOMMENDATIONS TO ENHANCE HONG KONG’S POSITION IN THIS FIELD.

THESE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE LATER REFINED TO MEET THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF INDUSTRY BY THE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT BOARD.

TWO NEW SERVICES IN THE FIELD OF QUALITY CERTIFICATION WERE RECOMMENDED FOR HONG KONG. THEY INCLUDE FIRSTLY, A STANDARDS AND CALIBRATION LABORATORY, AND SECONDLY, A LABORATORY ACCREDITATION SCHEME.

MR YAXLEY SAID HE WAS VERY HAPPY THAT THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT HAS INTRODUCED BOTH THESE SERVICES DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS.

THE STANDARDS AND CALIBRATION LmoORATORY WAS OFFICIALLY

OPENED AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER 1^84 AND THE LABORATORY ACCREDITATION SCHEME (HOKLAS) WAS LAUNCHED IN MAY OF THIS YEAR.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE TEXT OF MR YAXLEY’S SPEECH WILL El BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

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DB MEMBERS LOOK AT URBAN COUNCIL FACILITIES * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD TODAY (FRIDAY) VISITED THE SHOUSON HILL NURSERY AND THE ABERDEEN INDOOR GAMES HALL IN WONG CHUK HANG TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FACILITIES AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL.

AT THE SHOUSON HILL NURSERY THEY WERE BRIEFED BY THE CHIEF MANAGER (LEISURE SERVICES), MR PETER RULL, ON HOW PLANTS ARE PRODUCED AND LATER PLANTED TO BEAUTIFY HONG KONG.

THE NURSERY, WHICH PRODUCES ABOUT 50 000 TREES EACH YEAR, SUPPLIES THE VEGETATION USED FOR BEAUTIFYING THE ENVIRONMENT IN GARDENS, SITTING-OUT AREAS, PLAYGROUNDS, AND PARKS MANAGED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL. THE TREES, OF OVER 90 SPECIES, INCLUDE CONIFERS AND PALMS.

BOARD MEMBERS LATER VISITED THE ABERDEEN INDOOR GAMES HALL TO SEE THE VARIOUS TYPES OF FACILITIES PROVIDED.

THE GAMES HALL, WITH AN AREA OF ABOUT 1 300 SQUARE METRES, CAN ACCOMMODATE TWO BASKETBALL OR TENNIS COURTS, EIGHT BADMINTON OK THREE VOLLEYBALL COURTS, AND HAS A STAND FOR 300 SPECTATORS.

WHEN REQUIRED, THE GAMES HALL CAN BE CONVERTED INTO A GYMNASIUM, OR BE USED FOR A VARIETY OF SPORTS SUCH AS BANDBALL WEIGHT LIFTING, JUDO, TRAMPOLIN ING, DANCING, FENCING, OR AS A THEATRE OF MEETING PLACE.

BOARD MEMBERS WERE TOLD THAT A NEW INDOOR GAMES HALL, TO EE EUILT IN CHAI WAN IN FUTURE, WOULD HAVE SIMILAR FACILITIES TO THAT OF THE ABERDEEN INDOOR GAMES HALL.

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CARNIVAL TO SPREaD * X

ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE MM*

SOUTHERN DISTRICT RESIDENTS

caiitmfpn DISTRICT RESIDENTS '■ILL BE ABLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ociad SAFETY BY PARTICIPATING I THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN rtHICH OPENS WITH A CARNIVAL THIS SUNDAY (OCTOBER 27).

THF CARNIVAL IS PART A TWO-MONTH-LONG CAMPAIGN THAT FOCUSES ON NEGLIGENCE OF DRIVERS ANS PEDESTRIANS, ;ITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE DANGERS OF JAYWALKING AMONG THE ELDERLY.

tuc cnurTinm m RF H^LD \T ABERDEEN SPORTS GROUND FROM 2 PM TO 5 S mW 5 vJlilETY SHoi, PERFORMANCES HY/AHOUS LOCAL ACROBATIC PERFORMANCES, GAMES STAlLS PU UP r The olX

COMMITTEES OF sUtSIrN DISTRICT AND A CUSHION TRAMPOLINE.

IN ADDITION, THE POLICE WILL PUT UP A M’NIATURE +ROA 3Ar_:i' TOWN+, COMPUTER GAMES ON ROAD SAFETY SAFE,Y t,US.

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A SPECIAL ATTRACTION WILL BE A ROAD SAFETY FAULT FINDING GAME COMPETITION. ANYONE WISHING TO TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION CAN OBTAIN A FORM FROM THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND CLAIM A PRIZE AT THE ROAD SAFETY CARNIVAL.

DURING THE CAMPAIGN, THE POLICE WILL VISIT SCHOOLS TO CONDUCT TALKS AND TEACH STUDENTS HOW TO UTILISE ROAD CROSSING FACILITIES.

OFFICIATING AT SUNDAY’S OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN CF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, NR RAYMOND KWOK WAI-MING; SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EDDIE CHAN; DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR JASPER LAM; POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER (WESTERN), MR DAVID DEPTFORDF POLICE SENIOR STAFF OFFICER (TRAFFIC) iHONG KONG ISLAND, MR LIONEL LAM AND ROAD SAFETY PATROLS COMMISSION. NR CECIL CHAN.

nLe TO EDITORS;

I YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN OPENING AND CARNIVAL TO BE HELD AT 2 PM THIS SUNDAY (OdTOBER 27) AT THE ABERDEEN SPORTS GROUND.

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FIRE STATION OFFICIALLY OPENED

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THE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FIRE STATION AND AMBULANCE DEPOT SERVING RESIDENTS IN THE EASTERN PART OF HONG KONG ISLAND WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, MR JOHN MARCH.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING, MR MARCH SAID THAT THE PRESENT POPULATION OF SAI WAN HO WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 100 000 BUT IT WOULD INCREASE TO OVER 120 000 WHEN THE KORNHILL DEVELOPMENT WAS COMPLETED.

HE ADDED THAT THERE WERE A NUMBER OF FIRE RISKS IN THE ARE,, POSED BY HIGH RISE INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND DOMESTIC BUILDINGS, MULTI-STOREY BASEMENTS, LARGE ATRIUM STYLE SHOPPING COMPLEXES, THEATRES, RESTAURANTS, SCHOOLS,'HILLS IDE VILLAGES WITH ACCESStblLlT PROBLEMS DUE TO DIFFICULT TERRAIN AND A FLOATING POPULATION.

+EVENTUALLY THE SERVICES HERE WILL PROVIDE THE FIRST LINE RESPONSE TO EMERGENCY INCIDENTS IN THE TUNNEL AND WILL ALSO PROVIDE SPEEDY ASSISTANCE IN THE EVENT OF LARGE SCALE EMERGENCIES FOR THE KWUN TONG AND YAU TONG AREAS.

♦SIMILARLY, SUPPORT FOR SAI WAN HO WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA THIS TUNNEL FROM KOWLOON AS REQUIRED.

CF THE NEW 1 500 BED EASTERN DISTRICT HOSPITAL,* MR MARCH SA

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DISTRICT BOARD DECRIES ILLEGAL TAPPING

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♦ILLEGAL TAPPING OF ELECTRICITY COULD BE HAZARDOUS* — THIS IS THE KEY MESSAGE OF A PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD TO DISSUADE SUCH PRACTICES IN SQUATTER AREAS.

THE SPECIAL WORKING GROUP SET UP RECENTLY UNDER THE BOARD’S SQUATTER AREA COMMITTEE HAS DRAWN UP A PLAN FOR EDUCATIONAL AND PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO CURB ILLEGAL ELECTRICITY TAPPING.

WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF THE POLICE AND CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY, AND THE ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES IN THE AREAS, THE WORKING GROUP HAS PUT UP PUBLICITY BANNERS AND POSTERS IN THE SQUATTER AREAS, AND DISTRIBUTED WARNING LEAFLETS TO RESIDENTS THERE.

THE WORKING GROUP HAS PRODUCED A TAPE IN FOUR DIFFERENT DIALECTS, PUTONGHUA, CANTONESE, CHIU CHOW, AND HAKKA, THAT CARRIES THE +FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL TAPPING OF ELECTRICITY* MESSAGE, WHICH IS BROADCAST THROUGH A MOBILE PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM IN TAI KOON NEW VILLAGE AND NGAU CHI WAN VILLAGE.

ON THE EVENINGS OF TOMORROW AND SUNDAY, A VARIETY SHOW, PROVIDING ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMES AS WELL AS SLIDE SHOWS, WILL BE ORGANISED IN THESE TWO VILLAGES.

THERE WILL ALSO BE HOUSE-TO-HOUSE VISITS CARRIED OUT BY THE POLICE AND VOLUNTARY WORKERS.

+WE HOPE THAT THE ILLEGAL TAPPERS WILL REALISE THAT THEIR LIVES, AS WELL AS THOSE OF RESIDENTS IN THE VICINITY, ARE AT RISK AS ELECTRICITY LEAKAGE, ELECTRIC SHOCKS AND FIRE HAZARDS MAY EASILY RESULT FROM ILLEGAL TAPPING,* CHAIRMAN OF THE SQUATTER AREA COMMITTEE, MRS LEE LO YUK-SIM, SAID.

♦ELECTRICITY TAPPING IS NOT ONLY AGAINST THE LAW, IT ALSO IMPOSES REALISTIC DANGERS TO LIVES AND PROPERTY.

♦VILLAGERS SHOULD APPLY FOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY THROUGH NORMAL CHANNELS,* MRS LEE SAID.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE VARIETY SHOW TO PUBLICISE THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST ILLEGAL TAPPING IN SQUATTER AREAS TO BE HELD AT DIAMOND HILL FIREBREAK ON OCTOBER 26 AT 3.30 PM AND IN NGAU CHI WAN VILLAGE TEMPORARY BASKETBALL COURT ON OCTOBER 27 AT 8.30 PM.

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CYCLING COMPETITION AT VICTORIA PARK ON SUNDAY X * X ft X

SOME 70 CYCLISTS WILL DISPLAY SKILLS AND VIE FOR TITLES IN THE 1985/86 URBAN COUNCIL CYCLING CRITER I UM I AT THE VICTORIA PARK ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 27) AFTERNOON.

THE EVENT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG CYCLING ASSOCIATION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL SAID TODAY PARTICIPANTS WOULD COMPETE IN FIVE RA£ES, NAMELY THt 8-KM JUNIOR AND LADIES’ 8-KM SENIOR, 12-KM SENIOR, 8-KM STUDENTS’ AND 24-KM OPEN RACES.

ADMISSION TO THE EVENT IS FREE.

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IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION STRESSED X X * X *

FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT HELPS PEOPLE TO LEAD A HAPPY FAMILY LIFE AND PREVENT BREAKUPS, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTO.. CF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS EVELYN DOE, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH THIS YEAR’S FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN, SHE SAID OVER THE YEARS, BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE VOLUNTARY WELFARE SECTOR HAD ORGANISED ANNUAL CAMPAIGNS TO PROMOTE HARMONIOUS FAMILY LIFE.

+HONOUR YOUR PARENTS* HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS THIS YEAR’S THEME, ANO MRS DOE SAID IT WAS AIMED TO URGE THE YOUNGER GENERATION TO RECOGnISl AND TO APPRECIATE THEIR PARENTS’ EFFORTS IN BRINGING THEM UP.

+WE HOPE THIS WOULD DIRECTLY HELP THE TWO GENERATIONS TO BETTEr UNDERSTAND AND RESPECT EACH OTHER, AND INDIRECTLY TO PROMOTE IMPROVED RELATIONSHIP AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS, THUS LEADING TO A STABLu AND HARMONIOUS FAMILY,* SHE SAID.

IN THE COMING MONTHS, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES WILL BE CONDUCTING NUMEROUS ACTIVITIES AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS. THESE WOULD BE SUPPORTED CENTRALLY BY A TELEVISION FILM, RADIO MESSAGES AND POSTERS.

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HIGHLIGHTING THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE A +FAMILY MONTH* IN DECEMBER, FEATURING FAMILY PERFORMANCES, A FUN FAIR AND VARIETY SHOW IN THt VICTORIA PARK, AS WELL AS A SERIES OF TELEVISION AND RADIO PRGanA.-i.-TO PUBLICISE THE CAMPAIGN SLOGAN.

THE MONTH-LONG PROGRAMME IS JOINTLY SPONSORED SY THE -. r. TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

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AMENDMENT BILLS SEEK TO REMOVE DOUBT * X * * *

THE LAW WHICH EMPOWERS THE HIGH COURT TO APPOINT AN ARBITRATOR WHERE TWO OR MORE ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATED IS EXPECTED TO BE AMENDED TO CLARIFY THE EXTENT OF THE COURT’S POWER.

UNDER THE ARBITRATION (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL 1985 PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY, THE PRINCIPAL ORDINANCE WILL BE AMENDED TO MAKE CLEAR THAT WHEN APPOINTING THE ARBITRATOR, THE COURT HAS POWER TO REMOVE ANY OF THOSE ARBITRATORS WHO WERE APPOINTED BEFORE THE PROCEEDINGS WERE CONSOLIDATED.

ALSO PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S GAZE?’- IS THE MATRIMONIAL CAUSES (AMENDMENT) BILL. A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN -/PLAINED THaT THE MATRIMONIAL CAUSES RULES CONTAIN PROCEDURE RELATING TO

BOTH THE MATRIMONIAL CAUSES ORDi.r-.., • l THE MATRIMONIAL PROCEEDINGS AND PROPERTY ORDINANCE.

IN 1982 THE RULES WERE AMENDED si r._ MATRIMONIAL CAUSES (AMENDMENT) RULES 1982. THESE LATTER r<i-ES, WHICH WERE MADE BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE, REFERPEi. C .LY ' IS ROwEPS UNDE; T... MATRIMONIAL CAUSES ORDINANCE AND DOUBT HAS ARISEN Ao TO wHETHcK THEY WERE ALSO MADE UNDER HIS POWERS UNDER THE MATRIMONIAL PROCEEDINGS AND PROPERTY ORDINANCE.

THE BILL SEEKS TO REMOVE THIS DOUBT.

THE ARBITRATION (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL 1985 IS SCHEDULED FOR FIRST READING IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CN NOVEMBER 20 AND THE MATRIMONIAL CAUSES (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985 ON NOVEMBER 6.

ANYONE WISHING TO COMMENT ON THEIR PROVISIONS MAY WRITE TO UMELCO AT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING IN JACKSON ROAS, CR TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S CHAMBERS AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG.

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MARTIAL ARTS CONTEST * * *

THE FINALS OF THE CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS SELF-ATTAINMENT AWARD, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH AND THE HONG KONG CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION, -ILL BE HELD AT MACPHERSON STADIUM, MONG KOK, ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 27) AT 6 PM.

ABOUT 100 INDIVIDUALS AND NINE TEAMS WILL DEMONSTRATE THclh SKILLS IN VARIOUS DISCIPLINES AND WILL BE PRESENTED wITH GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE TROPHIES AFTER THE CONTEST.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVEN,.

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DATE SET FOR CHINESE MUSIC FESTIVAL

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THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH WILL PRESENT THE 1985 HONG KONG YOUTH CHINESE MUSIC FESTIVAL FROM NOVEMBER 2 TO 10.

THE FESTIVAL, NOW IN ITS THIRD YEAR, IS AIMED AT RAISING THE STANDARD OF YOUNG MUSICIANS, AROUSING PUBLIC INTEREST IN CHINESE MUSIC AND ENCOURAGING THE SETTING UP OF MORE CHINESE ORCHESTRAS.

THE FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE A VARIETY OF INTERESTING ACTIVITIES INCLUDING A SERIES OF CONCERTS, MASTER CLASSES, SEMINARS AND LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS.

RENOWNED MUSICIANS FROM CHINA, LOCAL CHINESE ORCHESTRAS AND THE MUSIC OFFICE’S OWN CHINESE ORCHESTRAS WILL PERFORM AT THE OPENING CONCERT ON NOVEMBER 3 AND THE FINALE ON NOVEMBER 10 AT THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY HALL.

TICKETS FOR THE OPENING CONCERT AND THE FINALE AT $5 EACH ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL MUSIC CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE.

THE OFFICE HOURS OF ALL THE MUSIC CENTRES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SHA TIN AND YUEN LONG MUSIC CENTRES, WILL BE EXTENDED AS FOLLOWS:

MONDAY TO SATURDAY - FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM

SUNDAY - FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM

FOR ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 0-428127.

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IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDALS FOR RSD STAFF * X X X X

TWO JUNIOR OFFICERS OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WHO TOGETHER HAVE WORKED IN THE GOVERNMENT FOR 68 YEARS, WERE AWARDED THE IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDALS.

THEY ARE FOREMAN, MR MAK CHI, AND SENIOR CULTURAL SERVICES ASSISTANT, MR CHUNG CHIU—DIN.

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THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR TONY HAMMOND, TODAY PRESENTED THEM WITH A LETTER FROM THE GOVERNOR ADVISING THEM OF THE QUEEN’S DECISION.

MR MAK, AGED 62, WHO HAS BEEN IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE FOR 38 YEARS, WILL RETIRE IN NOVEMBER. HE JOINED THE GOVERNMENT AS A SANITARY COOLIE IN 1946 AND *AS PROMOTED TO CHARGEMAN IN 1966. SIX YEARS LATER HE WAS PROMOTED TC FOREMAN.

MR CHUNG, AGED 59, HAS BEEN IN CIVIL SERVICE SINCE JANUARY 1956. HE STARTED HIS CAREER AS A oANITARY COOLIE. HE »AS PROMOTE TO OFFICE ATTENDANT IN 1962 hND THEN CHARGEMAN TWO YEARS LATEn, HE WAS REGRADED TO SENIOR CULTURAL SERVICES ASSISTANT IN 1967.

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COMMERCIAL PREMISES TO LET

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THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS TO LET BY TENDER THE GROUND FLOOR AND COCKLOFT OF A BUILDING AT 570 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON.

THE PREMISES, MEASURING 99.8 SQUARE METRES, IS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

THE TENANCY IS FOR ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE MONTHLY.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON NOVEMBER 15.

THE TENDER FORM, NOTICE AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROr THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SECTION OF THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 10TH FLOOR, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

THE PREMISES WILL BE OPEN FOR VIEWING FROM 10.30 AM TO Nuuf-ON OCTOBER 31 AND NOVEMBER 7.

OBOE RECITAL BY JEREMY POLMEAR XX*

JEREMY POLMEAR FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM WILL GIVE AN OBOE RECITAL IN THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL ON NOVEMBER 3 (SUNDAY) 8 Hr.

WITH DIANA AMBACHE AT THE PIANO, HE WILL PLAY MOZART’S +SONATA IN A, K12, FOR OBOE AND PIANO+, BEETHOVEN’S +PIANO SON^ « IN C MINOR, OP. 13, ’PATHET IQUE’+ , PASCULLI’S +OBOE CONCERTO THEMES FROM ’LA FAVOR ITA’ + , HINDEMITH’S +SONATA FOR COR AND PIANO+, CAWKWELL’S +SUITE OF CORNISH FOLK TUNES+ AS WELu. BERNSTEIN AND CAWKWELL’S +FANTASIA ON 'WEST SIDE STORY’ FOR ALT; SAXOPHONE AND PIANO+.

A GRADUATE IN SCIENCE FROM THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, POLMEAR PLAYED THE OBOE FOR FOUR YEARS IN THE NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA. OF GREAT BRITAIN.

IN 1974, INSPIRED BY THE 18TH CENTURY +HARMONY MUSIC+, HE FOUNDED THE WHISPERING WIND BAND AND PLAYED IN IT FOR SIX YEARS.

IN 1977, HE TEAMED UP WITH DIANA AMBACHE FOR A PERFORMING TOUR OF INDIA AND NEPAL. SINCE THEN, THEY HAVE GIVEN NUMEROUS WIDELY-ACCLAIMED PERFORMANCES IN EUROPE, AFRICA AND THE F An c.AS i.

THE COMING PERFORMANCE WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE -EGIUsA. SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

TICKETS AT $12 ARE ON SALE AT THE TSUE'. WAN 70* HALL EO OFF ICE.

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TEACHERS ATTEND SEMINAR ON DRUG ABUSE

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SIXTY SECONDARY TEACHERS OF SOCIAL STUDIES, CIVIC, ETHICAL AND MORAL EDUCATION TODAY (FRIDAY) ATTENDED A SEMINAR ON DRUG ABUSE AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE.

THEY ALSO TOURED THE NARCOTICS BUREAU MUSEUM AT MAY HOUSE AND SAW VARIOUS DRUGS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MANUFACTURING DRUGS.

THE SEMINAR WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AND THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE AIMS OF THE SEMINAR WERE TO ACQUAINT TEACHERS WITH THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE DRUG PROBLEM IN HONG KONG AND TO EXPLORE EFFECTIVE WAYS OF EDUCATING PUPILS ON THE PROBLEM OF DRUG ABUSE.

IT ALSO PROVIDED TEACHERS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON DRUG ABUSE, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

AT THE SEMINAR, THERE WERE TALKS ON THE ROLE OF TEACHERo IN DRUG ABUSE EDUCATION, THE POLICE’S ATTITUDE TO DRUG ABUSE, THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTRES AND A MEDICAL TALK WITH EMPHASIS ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

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KENNEDY TOWN WATER CUT * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN KENNEDY TOWN wILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 28) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY SMITHFIELD, FORBES STREET. STREET KENNEDY TOWN NEW PRAYA, CATCHICK STREET, HAU *>O BELCHER’S STREET AND DAVIS STREET.

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TENDERS INVITED FCR BEACH KIOSKS

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URBAN COUNCIL IS INVITING SEPARATE TENDERS FOR THE OPERATION OF LIGHT REFRESHMENT KIOSKS AT FIVE OF ITS 12 BEACHES ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

THE KIOSKS ARE LOCATED AT STANLEY MAIN BEACH, TURTLE COVE BEACH, ST. STEPHEN’S BEACH, MIDDLE BAY BEACH AND CHUNG HOM KOK BEACH.

SUCCESSFUL TENDERERS WILL EACH BE AWARDED A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT STARTING FROM MARCH 1, 1986.

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THE CURRENT RENTALS FOR K IOSKS ARE $6 190 AT STANLEY MAIN, $2 810 AT TURTLE COVE, $7 080 AT ST. STEPHEN’S, $8 880 AT MIDDLE BAY AND $13 880 AT CHUNG HOM KOK.

TENDER FORMS AND FURTHER PARTICULARS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE, 4TH FLOOR, 203 ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD, HONG KONG.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE AND PLACE BY HAND IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECEPTION COUNTER ON THE 12TH FLOOR OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), ICE HOUSE STREET, BEFORE 9 A.M. ON NOVEMBER 29, 1985. LATE TENDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ____________ —_____________________:---

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LUNG CHEUNG'ROAD CLOSURE

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LUNG CHEUNG ROAD BETWEEN FUNG MO STREET AND NAM CHEONG STREET WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1.30 AM TO 5.30 AM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 28) TO FACILITATE THE DEMOLITION OF A FOOTBRIDGE.

DURING THIS PERIOD, SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED.

THESE ARE:

* TRAFFIC FROM NAM CHEONG STREET NORTHBOUND *ILL BE DIVERTED TO USE CORNWALL STREET.

* TRAFFIC FROM LUNG CHEUNG ROAD EASTBOUND * ILL EE DIVERTED TO USE NAM CHEONG STREET.

* TRAFFIC FROM LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD SOUTHBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE WATERLOO ROAD.

* TRAFFIC FROM FUNG MO STREET NORTHBOUND WILL BE' DIVERTED TO USE FU MEI STREET.

* TRAFFIC FROM LUNG CHEUNG ROAD WESTBOUND HEADING FOR LION ROCK TUNNEL AND KWAI CHUNG wILL BE DIVERTED TO USE FUNG MO STREET. -----------------------------o -------

FANLING POOL CLOSES FOR MAINTENANCE

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THE MAIN POOL OF THE FANLING SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX * ILL BE CLOSED FROM NEXT MONDAY (OCTOBER 28) FOR ABOUT A MONTH UNTIL NOVEMBER 22.

THE CLOSURE IS TO FACILITATE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN AIR SUPPORT STRUCTURE .vHICH WILL KEEP SWIMMERS FROM THE COLD, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

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DURING THE SAME PERIOD, OTHER POOLS IN THE COMPLEX WILL REMAIN OPEN EXCEPT FROM NOVEMBER 5 TO 8.

AFTER THE AIR SUPPORT STRUCTURE IS PUT UP, THE MAIN POOL WILL BE RE-OPENED ON NOVEMBER 23 WHEN HOT WATER WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE.

THE OTHER POOLS OF THE COMPLEX v» ILL THEN BE CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE.

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PRESS BRIEFING

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THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, WILL GIVE A PRESS BRIEFING ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT OF THE THURMOND-JENKI NS BILL IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TRADE DEPARTMENT, 15TH FLOOR, OCEAN CENTRE, TSIM SHA TSUI, KOWLOON, AT 5 PM TODAY (FRIDAY).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

♦DON'T STRIKE BLOW aT HK,+ GOVERNOR URGES U.S. ................ 1

'WORK OF LAND COMMISSION NOT AFFECTED BY RESHUFFLE' ........... J

VOLUNTARY AGENCIES THANKED FOR CIVIC WORK ..................... 4

LEGCO OPENING: PLANS SET FOR MEDIA COVERAGE.................... 5

SIR PETER AND SIR PAUL TOUR CONTAINER TERMINAL................. 8

VALUE OF CONSULTATION STRESSED................................. 9

CREDIT UNIONISTS JOIN IN CELEBRATION .......................... 10

VISITING SERVICE FOR NEW I.D. CARDS............................ 11

ROAD SAFETY DAY IN TAI PO...................................... 12

WARNING SIGNS SET UP AT TRAFFIC BLACKSPOTS .................... 13

REFUSE COLLECTION POINT TO BE BUILT ........................... 13

DETAILS OF YOUTH FESTIVAL ..................................... 14

SPECIAL MEETING ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER ........................ 14

ANTI-CRIME PUBLICITY........................................... 15

WARNING AGAINST POSSESSION OF UNCERTIFIED MEAT ................ 15

PROPOSED ROADWORKS IN TOEN MUN NEW TOWN ....................... 16

BODY BUILDERS TO CONTEND FOR MUSCLE CHAMPIONSHIP .............. 16

WAN CHAI TRAFFIC CHANGES ...................................... 17

WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOL HEADS .................................... 17

FIRING PRACTICE WARNING........................................ 17

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♦DON'T STRIKE BLOw AT HK,+ GOVERNOR URGES U.S.

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A PLEA THAT CONCERN ABOUT SOME DOMESTIC PROBLEMS IN THE UNITED STATES SHOULD NOT LEAD TO +A BLOW BEING STRUCK* AGAINST HONG KONG, WHICH NEEDED TRADE TO SURVIVE, wAS MADE TONIGHT BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TO A VISITING GROUP OF TOP AMERICAN CORPORATION EXECUTIVES.

ADDRESSING THE TIME NEWS GROUP TOUR, THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT HONG KONG, MORE THAN ANY OTHER TERRITORY, ALREADY PRACTISED FREE TRADE AND ALLOWED OPEN ACCESS TO AMERICAN BUSINESS AND PRODUCTS.

+WE KNOW THAT ONE COUNTRY’S SURPLUS IS ANOTHER COUNTRY’S DEFICIT. BUT GIVEN THE SMALL SIZE OF THE HONG KONG DOMESTIC MARKET, HONG KONG CANNOT BY ITSELF SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE DEFICIT.

+WE ARE ALREADY DOING ALL THAT WE CAN WITHIN OUR*LIMITED POWER TO HELP AND WE WELCOME THE MARKETING OF MORE U.S. GOODS HERE TO IMPROVE THE BALANCE,* THE GOVERNOR TOLD THEM.

POINTING OUT ALSO THAT HONG KONG IMPORTED OVER TEN TIMES MORE PER CAPITA FROM THE U.S. THAN THE U.S. IMPORTED FROM HONG KONG, THE GOVERNOR SAID: + NO GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES, HIDDEN OR OTHERWISE, PROVIDE HONG KONG MANUFACTURERS WITH AN UNFAIR COMPETITIVE EDGE.*

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT HONG KONG’S NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA WAS A VALUED ONE, BUT ITS TRADITIONAL TRADING AND FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD STILL LAY AT THE HEART OF THE HONG KONG ECONOMY.

♦ AND THUS OF THE wELL BEING OF OUR SOCIETY,* HE ADDED.

ACCESS TO HONG KONG’S ESTABLISHED MARKETS IN THE U.S. AND EUROPE, SIR EDWARD SAID, REMAINED +CRUCIALLY IMPORTANT*.

+IT IS FOR THESE REASONS THAT HONG KONG VIEWS WITH ALARM ANY TREND TOWARDS PROTECTIONISM, PARTICULARLY IN THE UNITED STATES,* THE GOVERNOR SAID.

HONG KONG KNEW WELL, SIR EDWARD SAID. THAT OPEN MARKET^ AND FAIR TRADING PRACTICES ..ERE THE ONLY SOUND BASIS FOR THi HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT OF wORL- TRADE.

+WHAT IS MORE WE PRACTICE wHAT wE PREACH. OUR DOMESTIC MARKET IS PROBABLY TK *IOST OPEN IN THE wORLD. APART FROM MODEST EXCISE DUTIES ON A VERY LIMITED RANGE OF PRODUCTS, WHICH ARE ALSO IMPOSED ON SUCH PRODUCTS MADE HERE, HONG IS A FREE °ORT. THERE ARE NO NON-TARIFF OBSTACLES TO IMPORTS INTO HONG KONG,* SIR EDWARD SAID.

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HONG KONG WAS NOT A SwEAT-SHOP ECONOMY-. ITS STANDARD OF LIVING AND ITS PER CAPITA GDP (ON A PAR WITH SINGAPORE’S) WERE AMONG THE HIGHEST IN ASIA AFTER JAPAN.

''AND HONG KONG HAD PLAYED A RESPONSIBLE PART IN THE ARRANGEMENTS WHICH HAD BEEN IN FORCE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS TO RESTRAIN TEXTILE EXPORTS TO THE U.S. AND OTHER DEVELOPED COUNTRIES IN ORDER TO HELP THE OFTEN PAINFUL PROCESS OF READJUSTMENT IN THESE DECLINING INDUSTRIES.

+WE TOO HAVE OUR DECLINING INDUSTRIES, BUT wE HAVE TO LET MARKET FORCES SETTLE THEIR FATE. THIS IS SIMPLY BECAUSE WE MUST ADAPT AND REINVEST IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE ECONOMIC EXPANSION. WE hEED THAT EXPANSION TO ENABLE US TO PAY FOR THE HIGHER LEVELS OF PUBLIC AND SOCIAL AMENITY TO wHICH THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG ASP IRE, + SIR EDWARD SAID. *

POINTING OUT HONG KONG’S CLOSE AND IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP.

WITH THE U.S. AND THE CLOSE INTEREST PEOPLE HERE TOOK +IN EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN THAT COUNTRY, + SIR EDWARD SAID THIS WAS A REFLECTION NOT ONLY OF THE FACT THAT THE U.S. WAS A GREAT COUNTRY AND A GREAT POWER WHOSE ACTIONS HAD AN IMPACT EVERYWHERE ’ IN THE WORLD. NOR WAS IT A REFLECTION ONLY OF THE IMPORTANCE CF THE U.S. MARKET FOR HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC WELL BEING. THE INTEREST GREW ALSO FROM STRONG PERSONAL AND CULTURAL TIES: MANY CF HONG KONG’S BUSINESSMEN, PROFESSIONALS, MANAGERS AND EDUCATORS RECEIVED THEIR EDUCATION IN THE U.S., HE SAID.

THE GOVERNOR EXPLAINED SOME BACKGROUND FACTORS WHICH LAY AT THE HEART OF HONG KONG’S SUCCESS, BUT SAID ALSO THAT +TO REMAIN SUCCESSFUL SOCIETIES NEED NOT ONLY A STABLE AND PROSPEROUS PRESENT, BUT ALSO-CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE.+

+ IT WAS FOR THIS REASON THAT A SEARCH WAS LAUNCHED IN.1932 FOR A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM RAISED BY THE EXPIRY IN 1997 OF Trie LEASE ON THE GREATER PART OF HONG KONG. *

+THE NEGOTIATIONS WERE LONG, AND, AT TIMES', DIFFICULT BUT BY COMMON ACCORD THEY WERE ALSO SUCCESSFUL.

+THE AGREEMENT WHICH RESULTED HAS BEEN ENDORSED BY THE CHINESE AND BRITISH GOVERNMENTS AND ACCEPTED IN HONG KONG AND INTERNATIONALLY AS PROVIDING A SOUND BASIS FOR HONG KONG’S FUTURE.

+IT DOES NOT OF COURSE ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE 1997 PROBLEM NOR QUELL ALL THE ANXIETIES. BUT IT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED IN HONG KONG BECAUSE IT PROVIDES FOR THE CONTINUATION CF THOSE ELEMENTS WHICH THE COMMUNITY HAVE ALL ALONG MADE CLEAR THAT THEY REGARD AS ESSENTIAL — A FREE-ENTERPRISE CAPITALIST ECONOMY, THE MAINTENANCE OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM, GUARANTEE OF PERSONAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, INCLUDING THE FREEDOM TO TRAVEL AND MANY OTHER FEATURES,+ THE GOVERNOR SAID.

THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT THE AGREEMENT HAD RESTORED T.->E F « I" CF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS.

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+THE HISTORICAL ISSUE HAS BEEN SOLVED. THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION HAS BEEN SIGNED AND RATIFIED AND THE TWO GOVERNMENTS ARE FIRMLY COMMITTED TO IT.

♦GIVEN THE ENORMOUS INTEREST WHICH ALL CONCERNED HAVE IN HONG KONG’S CONTINUED SUCCESS, THERE IS REASON TO BELIEVc that THF OUTSTANDING PROBLEMS CAN BE RESOLVED AND THE INTERIM ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MANAGED IN SUCH A WAY AS TO MAKE TRANSITION TO HONG KONG’S NEW STATUS IN 1997 A SMOOTH ONE,+ THE GOVERNOR . SAID.

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THE LATEST GOVERNMENT RESHUFFLE WILL NOT HINDER THE WORK CF THE SINO-BRITISH LAND COMMISSION, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER THE OPENING OF THE YWCA SOCIAL CENTRES ON TSING Yl ISLAND, SIR DAVID SAID MR DONALD TSANG, wHO WILL BE TAKING OVER FROM MR JOHN CHAN AS DEPUTY SECRETARY (GENERAL DUTIES), WAS A VERY EXPERIENCED LAND OFFICER HIMSELF AND HAD QUITE WIDE EXPERIENCE IN DISTRICT LAND WORK.

SIR DAVID SAID MR CHAN WOULD CONTINUE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LAND COMMISSION UNTIL HE HAD TAKEN UP HIS JOB AS DIRECTOR Or INFORMATION SERVICES.

♦AND I WOULD IMAGINE THAT HIS REPLACEMENT WOULD NORMALLY BE EXPECTED TO TAKE HIS PLACE ON THE LAND COMMISSION. BUT THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION HAS TO BE AGREED BY BOTH SIDES,* SIR DAVID SAID.

COMMENTING ON THE APPOINTMENT OF MISS CHEUNG MAN-YEE* AS DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, SIR DAVID SAID MISS CHEUNG WAS THE MOST SUITABLE PERSON TO TAKE OVER FROM MR STUART WILKINSON.

+SHE HAS WIDE EXPERIENCE AND SHE IS THE RIGHT PEPSON FOR y' THE RIGHT JOB AT THE RIGHT TIME,* SIR DAVID SAID.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON THE TRIP TO PEKING BY A DELEGATION CF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS NEXT MONTH, SIR DAVID SAID HE HOPED THE DELEGATION WOULD BE ABLE TO ESTABLISH CONTACTS AT THE WORKING LEVEL TO DISCUSS PRACTICAL PROBLEMS.

ON WHO EXACTLY THE DELEGATION WOULD MEET IN PEKING AND WHETHER THE RESULTS OF THE TALKS WOULD BE PASSED ON TO ThE JOINT LIAISON GROUP MEETING NEXT MONTH, SIR DAVID SAIDs* I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHO THEY WILL BE TALKING wiTh, BUT CLEARLY T-IS IS SOMETHING FOR THE JLG.+

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SIR DAVID ADDED THAT IT WAS QUITE USEFUL TO HAVE TALKS AT THE WORKING LEVEL PREVIOUS TO THAT.

TURNING TO UMELCO’S SPECIAL GROUP ON TAXATION SYSTEM, SIR DAVID SAID HE DID NOT THINK THERE WERE ANY FIRM CONCLUSIONS YET AND IT WOULD BE QUITE IMPROPER FOR HIM TO COMMENT AT THE PRESENT TIME.

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THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY ALL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES ARE AN INCALCULABLE SOURCE OF STRENGTH IN THE SOCIETY, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODA,Y (SATURDAY).

SUCH SERVICES AS NEIGHBOURHOOD LEVEL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS HELPED TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO BECOME INVOLVED, TO PROMOTE NEIGHBOURLINESS, AND TO DEVELOP SELF-HELP, HE SAID.

HE PAID TRIBUTE TO ALL THE AGENCIES THAT PROVIDED THEM.

SIR DAVID WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE YWCA CHEUNG CHING SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE, CHEUNG CHING ELDERLY CENTRE, THE CHEUNG CHING NURSERY, THE CHEUNG WAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OFFICE, YAU Ol SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE AND WO CHE SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE.

IN PARTICULAR, HE SAID, THE CHEUNG CHING ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE SERVED 60 000 RESIDENTS OF CHEUNG CHING AND CHEUNG HONG ESTATES.

IT WAS THE FOCAL POINT FOR COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGE GROUPS AND PROVIDED CO-ORDINATED WELFARE SERVICES UNDER ONE ROOF.

SIR DAVID ALSO THANKED THE YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION FOR ’ALL IT HAS DONE AND IT IS DOING FOR THE COMMUNITY’ ON ITS 65TH ANNIVERSARY.

+IN A CHRISTIAN SPIRIT OF SERVICE TO OTHERS, THE ASSOCIATION OVER A GREAT MANY YEARS HAS HELPED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ALL WALKS OF L IFE,+ SIR DAVID SAID.

THE YWCA’S COMMITMENT IN SERVING THE COMMUNITY WAS SHOwN BY THE NURSERY, THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE, THE STUDY ROOM AND SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD COMMUNIT'' DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN CHEUNG WAN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA.

ALL THESE CENTRES HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE LOTTERIES FUND.

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OCTOBER 2C, 1J35

OPENING: PLANS SET "OR -'ED I A “OVERAGE

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■n\'G KO'-'G’S NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SESSION, WHICH BEGINS y., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 33, WILL 3E OBSERVED WITH A NU'^EF OF CERE -’O'I IES I'.’CLUDING THE HISTORICAL SWEARING-!" j~ NE _V-ELECTED AND APPOINTFD MEMBERS, AND THE OPENING OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING, CONVERTED FRO--' THE OLD SUPREME COUR" BUILDING.

OFFICIATING AT ALL THE CEREMONIES WILL BE THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE.

THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING WILL TAKE PLACE AT 4.15 PM AT THE PIAZZA BETWEEN THE BUILDING AND STATUE SQUARE.

SIR EDWARD WILL MAKE A SPEECH WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY SPEECHES BY THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, SIR S.Y. CHUNG, AND THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL ‘'EMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MISS LYDIA DUNN.

THE GOVERNOR WILL THEN UNVEIL A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE AFTE' WHICH THE CHIEF JUSTICE, SIR DENYS ROBERTS, WILL CROSS OVER TO THE PIAZZA TO UNVEIL AN EXPLANATORY PLAQUE GIVING A BRIEHISTORY OF THE BUILDING.

PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE MINISTER OF STATE AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, MR TIMOTHY RENTON; THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH HONG KONG PARLIAMENTARY GROUP, SIR PETER BLAKER, AND LADY BLAKER? CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, SIR PAUL BRYAN, AND LADY BRYAN: AND MEMBERS AND IMMEDIATE PAST MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE OPENING OF THE BUILDING, THE ENTIRE PARTY WILL MOVE INTO THE BUILDING FOR THE OTHER CEREMONIES.

THE INDOOR CEREMONIES WILL START WITH THE SWEARING-IN OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS AT 4.40 PM AND LAST UNTIL 5 PM. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A VALEDICTORY BY THE GOVERNOR TO ALL MEMBERS WHO HAD RETIRED FROM THE COUNCIL AT THE END OF THE 1984-85 SESSION.

A REPLY WILL BE GIVEN BY THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER, FOLLOWING WHICH THERE WILL BE A IO---INUTE RECESS.

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WILL ASSEMBLE AGAIN AT 5.20 PM FOR THE ADDRESS BY THE GOVERNOR FORMALLY OPENING THE 1985-86 SESSION.

THE ADDRESS WILL LAST UNTIL E.?0 PM.

THE OPENING CEREMONIES WILL RE BROADCAST LIVE BY RADIO A'T TELEVISION.

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RTHK’S RADIO 3 (ENGLISH) WILL START LIVE BROADCASTS OF THE CEREMONIES FROM 4 PM ON OCTOBER 30, WHILE RTHK’S RADIO 1 (CHINESE) AND COMMERCIAL RADIO 1 (CHINESE) WILL START THEIR BROADCASTS FROM 5 PM ONWARDS.

THE CEREMONIES WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST LIVE BY ATV 2 (ENGLISH) AND TVB JADE (CHINESE) FROM 4 PM ONWARDS.

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ALL THE CEREMONIES WILL BE COVERED LIVE BY RTHK RADIO AND TELEVISION WHICH WILL PROVIDE FEEDS FOR OTHER RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS. THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE EXTRA POSITION AT THE SIDE OF THE CHAMBER FOR TELEVISION CREWS TO COVER PROCEEDINGS INSIDE THE COUNCIL CHAMBER FROM BEHIND A GLASS PANEL. TELEVISION STATIONS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO TAKE FEEDS FROM RTHK WHICH WILL BE COVERING THE PROCEEDINGS IN THE CHAMBER WITH THREE CAMERAS.

(A) OUTDOOR OPENING CEREMONY (4.15 P'?)

THERE WILL BE A FIXED PRESS POSITION ON THE RAISED PIAZZA OF STATUE SQUARE OVERLOOKING THE AREA WHERE THE CEREMONY "ILL TAKE’ PLACE. RTHK WILL PROVIDE SOUND FEEDS FOR RECORDING THE SPEECHES TO BE GIVEN BY THE GOVERNOR AND THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

SPECIAL LAPEL BADGES WILL BE ISSUED BY GIS TO REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS COVERING THE OPENING CEREMONY. EDITORS ARE REQUESTED TO TELEPHONE THE NAMES OF THEIR REPRESENTATIVES TO THE GIS DUTY OFFICER BEFORE 5 PM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 28).

ALL MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE OPENING CEREMONY SHOULD BE IN POSITION BY 3.45 PM ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30.

EDITORS SHOULD NOTE THAT REPORTERS COVERING THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME TO MOVE INTO THE PRESS GALLERY TO COVER THE PROCEEDINGS INSIDE THE COUNCIL CHAMBER. ANOTHER REPORTER WILL HAVE TO BE ASSIGNED TO COVER THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY AND THE GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS.

(B) PRESS GALLERY

THE POSITION IS FOR REPORTERS ONLY AND ADMITTANCE __ T BY SPECIAL LAPEL BADGES AND NUMBERED TICKETS TO BE ISSUED BY DIS FOR THE OCCASION. BECAUSE OF THE LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE, ONLY ONE REPRESENTATIVE FROM EACH NEWS ORGA' . ' WILL BE ADMITTED AND TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED ON A FIRST-CC - I< -SERVED BASIS.

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EDITORS ARE REQUESTED TO TELEPHONE THE NAMES OF THEIR REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THIS PART bF THE CEREMONIES TO THE GIS DUTY OFFICER BEFORE 5 PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 28. THEY SHOULD NOTE THAT NO PHOTOGRAPHY WILL BE ALLOWED FROM THIS POSITION. REPORTERS WITH ADMISSION TICKETS FOR THE PRESS GALLERY SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE JUNCTION OF CHATER ROAD AND JACKSON ROAD OUTSIDE THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING NOT LATER THAN 4.15 PM ON OCTOBER 30. GIS OFFICERS WILL THEN TAKE THEM INTO THE PRESS GALLERY. ALL REPORTERS MUST BE IN POSITION BEFORE 4.30 PM.

(C) PHOTOCALL (5.10 PM)

THERE WILL BE A SHORT PHOTOCALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN TO TAKE PICTURES OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS INSIDE THE CHAMBER DURING THE RECESS AFTER THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY AND THE VALEDICTORY, AND BEFORE THE GOVERNOR STARTS HIS POLICY ADDRESS. ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN MUST LEAVE THE COUNCIL CHAMBER BEFORE THE GOVERNOR RE-ENTERS TO DELIVER HIS ADDRESS.

PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN COVERING THE .OPENING CEREMONY OUTSIDE WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE INTO THE BUILDING TO COVER THE PHOTOCALL. THEY SHOULD WAIT INSIDE THE PRESS ROOM UNTIL THE PHOTOCALL STARTS.

(D) SWEARING-IN CEREMONY

POOL PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE ISSUED BY GIS. i • • I

THERE WILL BE A SMALL GLASSED BOOTH ON THE MEZZANINE FLOOR

■ AT THE END OF THE CHAMBER FACING THE GOVERNOR FOR OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS TO TAKE PICTURES. BECAUSE OF THE LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE, PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE REQUESTED TO CO-OPERATE 3Y TAKING TURNS TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS.

(E) GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS

POOL PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE ISSUED BY GIS. THE GLASSED BOOTH WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE FOR OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THEY ARE AGAIN REQUESTED TO TAKE TURNS TO TAKE PICTURES.

(F) PRESS ROOM

REPORTERS COVERING THE OUTDOOR OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE AFTERWARDS INTO THE PRESS ROOM |NSHC THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING WHERE THEY CAN -OLLO PROCEEDINGS INSIDE THE COUNCIL CHAMBER FROM TELEVISION MONITORS.

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(G) GIS CLOSED WORKING SESSION

A SPECIAL CLOSED WORKING SESSION WILL BE ARRANGED IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF BEACONSFIELD HOUSE TO ENABLE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO WORK ON ADVANCE COPIES OF THE GOVERNOR’S POLICY ADDRESS.

THE SESSION WILL START AT 3 PM ON OCTOBER 30, AND END WHEN THE GOVERNOR HAS FINISHED HIS ADDRESS. EDITORS SHOULD NOTE THAT ALL MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WORKING ON ADVANCE COPIES OF THE GOVERNOR'S SPEECH WILL NOT BE ABLE_TO_LEAVE ,TH^G I STRESS,

CONFERENCE ROOM OR CONTACT THEIR OFFICE FINISHED HIS ADDRESS.

TELEVISION MONITORS WILL BE SET UP ROOM TO ENABLE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING.

IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE FOLLOW THE PROCEEDINGS

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SIR PETER AND SIR PAUL TOUR CONTAINER TERMINAL * X *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH-HONG KONG PARLIAMENTARY GROUP,' SIR PETER BLAKER AND A CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, SIR PAUL BRYAN VISITED THE CONTAINER TERMINAL AT KWAI CHUNG TODAY (SATURDAY).

TOGETHER WITH LADY BLAKER AND LADY BRYAN, THEY WERE RECEIVED AT THE HONGKONG INTERNATIONAL TERMINALS LIMITED BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR J.E. MEREDITH, AND THE GENERAL MANAGER, NR R.C. PEARSON.

DURING THEIR HOUR-LONG STAY, THEY WERE BRIEFED ON RECLAMATION WORKS AT THE KWAI CHUNG CREEK. THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO YIELD 25.5 HECTARES OF LAND BY EARLY 1987, AND INCREASE THE THROUGHPUT CAPACITY OF THE CONTAINER TERMINAL TO MEET RISING DEMAND. ,

THE PARTY ALSO TOURED THE TERMINAL YARD AND GODOWN TO SEE HOW CONTAINERS WERE HANDLED.

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VALUE OF CONSULTATION STRESSED * * * *

DISTRICT BOARDS, AREA COMMITTEES AND RESIDENTS’ ORGANISATIONS FORM AN IMPORTANT THREE-TIER CONSULTATIVE SYSTEM WHICH REFLECT THE VIEWS,AND GAUGE THE NEEDS OF DISTRICT RESIDENTS, ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER OF SOUTHERN, MISS ANGELA TSE SAID TODAY.

♦RESIDENTS’ VIEWS ON COMMUNITY AFFAIRS ARE EFFECTIVELY REFLECTED THROUGH MEMBERS OF AREA COMMITTEES AND RESIDENTS’ ORGANISATIONS, AN IN TURN THESE OPINIONS ARE PASSED ONTO THE DISTRICT BOARDS,+ MISS TSE SAID.

♦AT THIS LEVEL, RESIDENTS’ VIEWS ON VARIOUS ISSUES OR POLICIES ARE MADE KNOWN TO THE GOVERNMENT.

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♦DISTRICT BOARDS AND AREA COMMITTEES HAVE A VERY CLOSE WORKING RELATIONSHIP AND VERY OFTEN THEY EXCHANGE MINUTES OF MEETINGS IN ORDER TO COLLATE OPINIONS AND TO MONITOR- EACH OTHER’S PERFORMANCE.

♦IN TURN, AREA COMMITTEES WO$K CLOSELY WITH RESIDENTS’ ORGANISATIONS SUCH AS MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS.*

SHE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF A SEMINAR ORGANISED ■ BY MEMBERS OF THE TIN WAN-SHEK PAI WAN AREA COMMITTEE, AND ATTENDtu BY REPRESENTATIVES OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS CORPORATIONS. , '

PART IC(PANTS-AT THE SEMINAR WERE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON THE TIN WAN AND SHEK PAI WAN AREAS SUCH AS, TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT, MANAGEMENT ,AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS IN SQUATTER, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

THE TIN WAN-SHEK PAI WAN AREA COMMITTEE HAD BEEN VERY ACTIVE IN DISTRICT AFFAIRS, MISS TSE SAID.

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CREDIT UNIONISTS JOIN IN CELEBRATION

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CREDIT UNIONISTS GATHERED TODAY TO CELEBRATE THE 1985 INTERNATIONAL CREDIT UNION DAY AND TO RENEW THEIR COMMITMENTS TO THE MOVEMENT.

THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN, IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE REGISTRAR OF CREDIT UNIONS, SAID THAT THE CREDIT UNION CONCEPT SOUGHT TO ESTABLISH A MECHANISM TO FOSTER THRIFT, CHANNEL SAVINGS TO PRODUCTIVE AND USEFUL UNDERTAKINGS AND TO PROVIDE A SOURCE OF PERSONAL CREDIT IN TIMES OF NEED.

IN HONG KONG THE MOVEMENT STARTED ABOUT 21 YEARS AGO AND THE FIRST CREDIT UNION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1964.

+SINCE THEN, THE MOVEMENT HAS GROWN,+ HE SAID.

+THE NUMBER OF CREDIT UNIONS NOW IS 66 WITH A MEMBERSHIP CF OVER 21 000 AND A SHARE CAPITAL OF MORE THAN $37 MILLION.*

HE NOTED THAT MEMBERS’ FUNDS HAD BEEN, AND STILL BEING, PUT TO GOOD USE AND DURING THE PAST YEAR, LOANS TOTALLING $80 MILLION WERE GRANTED TO MEMBERS.

UNDER THE CREDIT UNIONS ORDINANCE, THE REGISTRAR OF CREDIT UNIONS HAD VESTED IN HIM POWERS AND DUTIES IN REGARD TO THE REGISTRATION OF CREDIT UNIONS AND THEIR BY-LAWS, THE EXAMINATION OF ACCOUNTS AND GENERAL SUPERVISION.

+THE SUCCESS OF THE CREDIT UNION MOVEMENT IN HONG KONG IS DUE LARGELY TO THE ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORT OF THE MEMBERS AT LARGE, TO THE DEDICATED EFFORTS OF THE VOLUNTEER WORKERS WHO SERVE ON THE BOARDS AND COMMITTEES OF THE MOVEMENT AND TO THE CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL AND ADVISORY SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CREDIT UNION LEAGUE OF HONG KONG,+ DR RIDDELL-SWAN SAID.

HE WAS CONFIDENT THAT THE MOVEMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO GROW FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH.

+BUT MEMBERS AND CREDIT UNION LEADERS SHOULD NOT BE TOO COMPLACENT WITH THEIR PRESENT SUCCESS.

+THEY SHOULD LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE 4ND THE SUCCESSES AND FAILURES OF OTHERS AND USE THESE TO ENSURE EVEN GREATER SUCCESS IN THE FUTURE,* HE ADDED.

DR RIDDELL-SWAN LATER PRESENTED TROPHIES AND PRIZES TO WINNERS OF VARIOUS SPORTING COMPETITIONS HELD IN CONNECTION WITH THIS YEAR’S INTERNATIONAL CREDIT UNION DAY.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1985

VISITING SERVICE FOR NEW I.D. CARDS * * *

A VISITING SERVICE FOR THE ISSUE OF NEW ID CARDS WILL BE PROVIDED ON LANTAU, CHEUNG CHAU AND LAMMA ISLANDS AND IN SAI KUNG FROM OCTOBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 16.

AN IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE SERVICE WILL HANDLE APPLICATIONS FROM MEN BORN BETWEEN 1918 AND 1923, WHO LIVE OR WORK IN THESE AREAS.

♦THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING SUCH A SERVICE IS TO FACILITATE RESIDENTS IN THESE AREAS AFFECTED BY THE CURRENT PHASE OF THE SCHEME.

+OTHERS BORN BETWEEN 1924 AND 1932 WHO HAVE MISSED THEIR TURN SHOULD ALSO MAKE USE OF THIS LAST OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY,+ HE SAID.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS DURING, THE SPECIFIED PERIODS BETWEEN 10 AM TO 1 PM AND 2 PM TO 4 PM, MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS:

OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 9 MU I *0 COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BRANCH OFF ICES, SOUTH LANTAU ROAD, MUI *0, LANTAU ISLAND.

CHEUNG CHAU RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE, 2 CHURCH ROAD, CHEUNG CHAU ISLAND.

< SA I KUNG DISTR ICT OFF ICE, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SECOND FLOOR, SAI KUNG.

NOVEMBER 11 - NOVEMBER 16 NORTH LAMMA RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE, YUNG SHU WAN MAIN STREET, LAMMA ISLAND.

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OAD SAFETY DAY IN TAI PO *****

-2 RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO AN EVENT-PACKED ROAD SAFETY _■ 'RROv. (SUNDAY) MORNING AT THE TAI PO PLAYGROUND.

THE EVENT IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF A SER IES'OF PROGRAMMES AIMED hT -ROMOTING THIS YEAR’S ROAD SAFETY THEMES -- PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, CYCLING SAFETY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF VEHICLE MAINTENANCE.

THERE wILL BE PARADES BY SCHOOL ROAD SAFETY PATROL TEAMS, PERFORMANCES BY THE POLICE BAND, GAMES STALLS AND COMPUTER kuv-.zo, A +TONGUE-TWISTER+ COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN, A MINIATURE +R0A3 SAFETY CITY+, DEMONSTRATION ON THE USE OF SEAT-BELTS AND AND EXHIBITION ON ROAD SAFETY.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY TO WINNERS OF A RECENTLY HELD ROAD SAFETY DRAWING COMPETITION, BICYCLE SAFETY DaY CONTEST AND THE SELECTION OF +MODEL PEDESTRIANS* AND +MODEL DRIVERS*

THE CAMPAIGN IS SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND ORGAN I oEv FY THE TAI PO ROAD SAFETY ORGANISING COMMITTEE.

OFFICIATING AT THE ROAD SAFETY DAY CEREMONY WILL BE THE DIoT IS OFFICER, MR THOMAS CHAN; THE POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR J.-. GREENE; CHAIRMAN OF THE TAI PO ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ORGAN ISILG COMMITTEE, MR CHEUNG HOK-MING AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE, DR STEPHEN TANG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE TAI PO ROAD SAFETY DAY AT 13 Ai TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT THE TAI PO PLAYGROUND, HEUNG SZE WUI STREET, TAI PO MARKET.

S’TURr-Y, OCTOBER 26, 1Q85

WARNING SIGNS SET UP AT TRAFFIC BLAC: SPOTS * * * * *

U ING SIGNS HAVE BEEN SET UP AT VARIOUS TRAFFIC BLACK SPOTS "ONG URGING PEOPLE TO BE MORE CAPEFUL ./HEN CROSSING ROADS.

LED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD SAFETY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, MR POON CHI-FA , MEMBERS OF THE COMMITiEE AND SCHOOL PATROL TEAM MEMBERS TODAY (SATURDAY) PUT UP THE WARNING olGNo NEAR THE TOwN CENTRE.

MR POON SA IDs +FROM JULY 1984 TO JUNE ±985, THERE WERE 92 ACCIDENTS IN THE AREA, OF WHICH 55 INVOLVED PEDESTRIANS.

+ AT THE JUNCTION OF HIP WO STREET AND YUET ..AH STREET ALONE 14 ACCIDENTS OCCURRED DURING THE PERIOD.*

MR POON EXPRESSED THE HOPE THE WARNING SIGNS, AS WELL aS THE FORTHCOMING ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN, WOULD HELP LOWER ACCIDENT FIGURES IN THE DISTRICT.

THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN wILL START SH NOVEMBER 3 (SUNDAY) WITH A ROAD SAFETY DAY «T THE HONG NING rrDAw PLAYGROUND.

IT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY TWO WEEKS OF TRAFFIC +EXHORTATION* TO PEDESTRIANS, AND ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST JAYwALKERS.

REFUSE COLLECTION POINT TO BE BUILT

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THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A REFUSE COLLECTION PONT AND PUBLIC TOILET AT ON CHING ROAD, HUNG HOM.

OCCUPYING ABOUT 159 SQUARE METRES, THE THREE-STOREY BUjLDING WILL HAVE A REFUSE COLLECTION POINT *I TH ANCILLARY FACILITIES, A PUBLIC TOILET, AN OFFICE AND A STOREROOM.

WORK ON THE URBAN COUNCIL PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO START IN JANUARY 1986 AND WILL TAKE NINE MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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DETAILS OF YOUT'r FESTIVAL *****

DETAILS of THE SHAM SHU I PO YOUTH FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN NOVEMBER ILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 28).

ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE WILL EE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT COMMITTEE ON 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR, NR LEE CHIK-YUET; CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, MR STEPHEN CHENG, AND DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SYLVESTER TSE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE ' 3 ? ■' IN THE

CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTR IC — ICE AT 39 TONKlN STREET.

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SPECIAL MEETING ON HOUSING GREEK PAPER * * * *

THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY ON OPINIONS OF RESIDENTS IN KOwLOON CITY ON THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OE PUBLIC HOUSING WILL BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION AT A SPECIAL DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 28).

THE SURVEY WAS FUNDED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD AND CONDUCTED BY THE INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND PLANNING UNIT OF THE HONG KONG BAPTIST COLLEGE LAST MONTH.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD SPECIAL MEETING AT 2.15 PM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 28) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD.

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ANTI-CRIME PUBLfC iTy * * *

DETAILS OF CRIME PREVENTION PUBLICITY ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY TAI PO DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE wlLL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 3 PM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 28) IN THE EXHIBITION HALL OF THE TAI PO COMMUNITY CENTRE, HEUNG SZE wU I STREET, TAI PO.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, bff CARLOS CHEUNG HON-KAU TAI PC’S ’FIGHT CRIME AMBASSADOR’, MISS CHEUNG TAK-LAN THE CONVENOR OF THE CRIME PREVENTION CAMPAIGN WORKING GROUP, MR CHAN WING-WO THE CONVENOR OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT ANTI-NARCOTICS EXHIBITION WORKING GROUP, MR CHUNG YICK-MING, AND POLICE AND DISTRICT OFFICERS WILL BE PRESENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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WARNING AGAINST POSSESSION OF UNCERTIFIED MEAT * * * *

MEAT SHOP OPERATORS IN THE NON-URBAN AREA WERE REMINDED TODAY THAT THE POSSESSION OF UNCERTIFIED MEAT FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC WOULD MAKE THEM LIABLE TO PROSECUTION.

THE WARNING CAME FROM THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOLLOWING A RECENT COURT CASE IN WHICH A FRESH PROVISION SHOP OWNER IN SHEUNG SHU I WAS FINED $1 OOO FOR POSSESSING PROHIBITED FOOD.

AN RSD SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UNDER THE PROVISION OF THE FOOD BUSINESS (NEW TERRITORIES) REGULATIONS, THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR THE OFFENCE WAS A FINE OF $2 000 AND THREE MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT.

HE ADDED THAT THE DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTINUE CARRYING OUT SURPRISE RAIDS AT ALL MEAT SHOPS IN THE NON-URBAN AREA TO SAFEGUARD PUBLIC HEALTH.

MEANWHILE, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WERE ALSO ADVISED NOT TO PATRONISE ON-STREET HAWKERS AS THEIR MEAT, MAINLY SUPPLIED BY UNLICENSED SLAUGHTERHOUSES, WERE NOT HYGIENICALLY PREPARED AND WOULD PROBABLY BE UNFIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

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=>ROPOSED ROADWORKS IN TUEN MUN NEw TOWN

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TH- GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO CONSTRUCT A DUAL TwO-LANE ROAu AND a SINGLE-LANE TWO-WAY ROAD TO THE SOUTH OF CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL, TUEN MUN, TO SERVE THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ARcA.

FOOTPATHS WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROADS.

THE PLAN IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG- AND TUEN MUN DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE AND TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, TUEN MUN_ GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, NO. 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN, New TERR ITORIES.

ANY PERSON WHO WISHES TO OBJECT TO THE WORKS OR THE USE, OR BOTH, SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY DECEMBER 24.

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BODY BUILDERS TO CONTEND FOR MUSCLE CHAMPIONSHIP *****

PEOPLE WHO APPRECIATE THE BEAuTY OF THE HUMAN FORM WILL BE ABLE TO SEE SOME 50 MEN FLEXING THEIR MUSCLES NEXT WEEK AT THE 1985 HONG KONG BODY-BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS.

THE COMPETITION, WHICH IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG AMATEUR WEIGHT-LIFTING AND BODY-BUILDING ASSOCIATION, WILL BE HELD AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM AT 8 P.M. ON NOVEMBER 3 (SUNDAY).

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE CLASSIFIED INTO FIVE CATEGORIES: BANTAM, LIGHT, MIDDLE, LIGHT HEAVY AND HEAVY WEIGHT. THEY WILL COMPETE IN FIVE ASSIGNED POSTINGS AND A ONE-MINUTE FREE POSTING.

THE HIGHLIGHT WILL BE A SHOW OF +AEROBIC RHYTHM+ BY FOUR WOMEN BODY-BUILDERS FROM A BEAUTY AND FITNESS CENTRE.

TICKETS AT $10 EACH ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE CITY HALL, QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, HONG KONG COLISEUM AND SPACE MUSEUM.

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WAN CHAI TRAFFIC CHANGES

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TO FACILITATE THE RECONSTRUCTION OF QUEEN’S ROAD EAST BETWEEN LANDALE STREET AND ANTON STREET IN WAN CHAI, VEHICLES ON LANDALE STREET WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO QUEEN’S ROAD EAST FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 29) FOR ABOUT SIX WEEKS.

DURING THE PERIOD, VEHICLES FROM JOHNSTON ROAD HEADING FOR QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WESTBOUND MAY TRAVEL VIA LI CHIT STREET.

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WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOL HEADS * * *

A FOUR-DAY STAFF DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD FOR AIDED SECONDARY SCHOOL HEADS BETWEEN DECEMBER THIS YEAR AND FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR.

THE WORKSHOP, ORGANISED BY THE TRAINING UNIT OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, IS MODELLED AFTER THE STAFF DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP CONDUCTED IN APRIL THIS YEAR BY AN OVERSEAS CONSULTANT, MR JOHN ELLIOTT-KEMP.

AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT IT IS T. FELP SCHOOL HEADS FORMULATE AND PLAN STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRA -" MORE EFFECTIVELY IN ACCORDANCE WITH INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANISaTK . _ FEEDS, AND WILL FOCUS ON THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THEOK■ THREE LEVELS: THE INDIVIDUAL, THE WORKING GROUP AND THE WHLl_ ORGAN I SAT ION.

THERE WILL BE THREE REPEAT WORKSHOPS IN CANTONESE.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE TRAINING UNIT OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT LUI KEE EDUCATION SERVICES CENTRE, 3RD FLOOR, 269 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, HONG KONG BEFORE NOVEMBER 6, THIS YEAR.

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FIRING PRACTICE WILL - KE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON SIX DAYS NEXT WEE' .

THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE HOISTED.

THE PRACTICE ..ILL BE FROM 2 PM TO 6.33 PM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 28, , -po; m-,30 AM TO 6 PM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 29), FROM 8 AM TC 6 ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 30), FROM 4.30 A.' TC c ON THURSDAV CT1 ER 31), FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER ' AND FROM C a-' TO 5 PF ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 2).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

UK TO HONOUR PLEDGES TO HK - RENTON ......................... 1

FCO MINISTER ARRIVES ........................................ 2

VISITING MP'S TOUR POWER STATIONS ........................... 3

KWUN TONG BOARD TO DISCUSS ZONING PLAN ...................... 3

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR YOUTH AGAINST DRUGS SCHEME ............ 4

NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME INTRODUCE) ................... 5

HUNDREDS ATTEND FIGHT CRIME POP CONCERT ..................... 6

SEMINARS ON ENVIRONMENT ORGANISED FOR BIOLOGY TEACHERS ...... 7

CALL TO FURTHER MINIMISE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS .................. 7

REGISTER OF FIRMS USEFUL FOR SURVEYS ........................ 8

SPEECH COMPETITION FOR YAU MA TEI STUDENTS .................. 9

ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE EMPHASISES CARE ......................... 9

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR DANCE CONTEST ........................ 10

MORE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS FOR TUEN MUN ..................... 11

INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT BOOKLET ON SALE ...................... 11

UC TO OPERATE TWO HEATED SWIMMING POOLS..................... 12

SPECIAL CLEAN-UP OPERATION IN BISNEY ROAD VILLAGE .......... 13

RESIDENTS' VIEWS ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER .................... 13

PROPOSED TAI PO ROADWORKS .................................. 14

NEW OPENING HOURS FOR SWIMMING POOL ........................ 14

ROAD CLOSURE ............................................... 1^

KING TUNG STREET RECONSTRUCTION ............................ 15

SUNDAY, OCTOBES?' 27, 138$

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UK TO HONOUR PLEDGES TO HK - RENTON

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THE SIGNATURE OF THE HONG KONG AGREEMENT DOES NOT MEAN ANY SLACKENING IN HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT’S DETERMINATION NOR ANY LOOSENING IN ITS WILL TO HONOUR ITS OBLIGATIONS, THE MINISTER CF STATE AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE WITH SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HONG KONG, MR TIMOTHY RENTON, SAID ON ARRIVAL HERE TODAY (SUNDAY).

HE TOLD REPORTERS AT THE AIRPORT: THAT +HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT TAKES VERY SERIOUSLY AND INTENDS TO HONQUR FULLY ITS COMMITMENTS TO HONG KONG BETWEEN NOW AND 1997+.

MR RENTON SAID THE IMPORTANCE WHICH HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT ATTACHED TO HONG KONG COULD BE MEASURED BY THE FACT THAT APART FROM A FEW HOURS IN BRUSSELS ATTENDING A NATO hEETING, THIS WAS HIS FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT OVERSEAS SINCE HE TOOK OVER FROM MR RICHARD LUCE LAST MONTH.

+ 1 HOPE VERY MUCH TO CONTINUE AND DEVELOP THE SAME CLOSE RELATIONSHIP wITH HONG KONG THAT RICHARD LUCE HAD.+ HE SAID.

MR RENTON SAID HE LOOKED F^R’JA'.D TO THE DISCUSSIONS HE VOULD BE HAVING .. I TH THE GOVERNOR AMD SENIOR OFFICIALS AND ALSO TO ATTENDING THE OPENING OF LEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, TO VISITING AND ATTENDING A DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AND K VISITING TUET MUN NEW TOWN..

+AND I HOPE VERY MUCH TO MEET AS MANY PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AS POSSIBLE DURING THESE DAYS,+ HE ADDED.

FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF HR RENTON’S STATEMENT

AT THE AIRPORT:

+GOOD AFTERNOOR, IT’S A VERY GREAT PLEASURE FOR ME, AS AN INDIVIDUAL, TO RENE/ MY ACQUAINTANCE WITH HONG KONG. IT’S TEN YEARS SINCE I WAS LAST HERE AND • KNOW THERE’VE BEEN A GREAT MANY DEVELOPMENTS AND CHANGES IN THAT TIME AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEINo SOME OF THOSE IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

*IT’S A SYMBOL I THIN1 , " THOSE CHANGES THAT WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO FLY HERE OVE-NIGHT FRO-' l'NDON IN JUST OVER 12 HOURS. AND THAT CERTAINLY WASN’T POSSIBLE TEN YEARS AGO AND I HOPE THAT THAT SYMBOLISES T.-._ INCREASING CLOSENESS BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND HONG KONG.

+BUT MORE I - Jr TANT THAT, THIS IS MY FIRST VISIT, MY FIRST OFFICIAL 7 1 IT T” hO . ■' S -,S A MINISTER IN HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT. I L F - . VE - ■ '<Ct TO THE DISCUSSIONS

THAT I’LL BE HAVING w I TH T-- •;Vt >0- <77 . I TH SENIOR OFFICIALS. I LOOK FORWARD TO ATTENDING T- -E IYO OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, TO VISITING, TO -TTF'DIWG 4 DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AND TO VISITING TUEN r,_.. . I HOPE VERY MUCH TO MEET

AS MANY PEOPLE OF HONG KOmG -o -Uo_ir_E DUR, iG THESE DAYo.

AOBVIOUSLi........

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2?, 1985

♦OBVIOUSLY, AS MINISTER IN HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR HONG KONG, I LIKE TO TH INK I AM QUITE WELL-INFORMED ABOUT HONG KONG’S PLANS AND CONCERNS, BUT THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN BEAT FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE AND THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I AM HERE TODAY.

♦AND THE IMPORTANCE THAT WE ATTACH TO HONG KONG IS MEASURED BY THE FACT THAT APART FROM A FEW HOURS IN BRUSSELS ATTENDING A NATO MEETING, THIS IS MY FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT OVERSEAS SINCE I SUCCEEDED RICHARD LUCE AT THE FOREIGN OFFICE AND TOOK OVER HIS RESPONSIBILITIES AT THE BEGINNING OF LAST MONTH.

+l HOPE VERY MUCH TO CONTINUE AND DEVELOP THE SAME CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH HONG KONG THAT RICHARD LUCE HAD, AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY IN CLOSING THAT HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT TAKES VERY SERIOUSLY AND INTENDS TO HONOUR FULLY ITS COMMITMENTS TO HONG KONG BETWEEN NOW AND 1997.

♦THE SIGNATURE OF THE HONG KONG AGREEMENT DOES NOT MEAN ANY SLACKENING IN OUR DETERMINATION NOR ANY LOOSENING IN OUR a ILL TO HONOUR OUR OBLIGATIONS. AND TO YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE PRESS, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY HOW MUCH I SHOULD LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT OUR PRESS CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY MORNING AND TO ANSWERING ANY OF YOUR DETAILED QUESTIONS THEN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED.+

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FCO MINISTER ARRIVES * * * *

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, RR TIMOTHY RENTON, ARRIVED IN HONG KONG TODAY (SUNDAY) FOR A FIVE-DAY VISIT.

THIS IS MR RENTON’S FIRST VISIT TO HONG KONG SINCE TAKING UP APPOINTMENT IN SEPTEMBER AS MINISTER OF STATE WITH SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HONG KONG. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY RR ANTHONY GALSWORTHY, HEAD OF THE HONG KONG DEPARTMENT, FCO.

MR RENTON WILL ATTEND THE INAUGURATION OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING AND THE OPENING OF THE 1985/86 SESSION ON OCTOBER 30.

HE WILL ALSO HAVE TALKS WITH THE GOVERNOR, SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS AS WELL AS MEET REPRESENTATIVES OF A WIDE CROSS-SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1985

VISITING MP’S TOUR POWER STATIONS * * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH-HONG KONG PARLIAMENTARY GROUP, SIR PETER 3LAKER AND A CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, SIR PAUL BRYAN, CONTINUED THEIR VISIT IN HONG KONG WITH A TOUR OF THE CASTLE PEAK POWER STATIONS AT TAP SHEK KOK TODAY (SUNDAY).

TOGETHER WITH LADY BLAKER AND LADY BRYAN, THE VISITORS WERE RECEIVED AT HONG KONG’S LARGEST POWER STATION BY LORD KADOORIE, CHAIRMAN OF CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY LIMITED.

DURING THEIR TWO-HOUR-LONG STAY, THEY LEARNED ABOUT

THE GROWTH DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY IN HONG KONG, AND THE PROGRESS IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THE CASTLE PEAK POWER STATIONS.

THE POWER STATIONS ARE A JOINT VENTURE OF CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY LIMITED AND ESSO EASTERN INC.

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KrtUN TONG BOARD TO DISCUSS ZONING PLAN * * * *

k«UN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL EXPRESS THEIR VIE. ON PROPOSALS FOR LAND USE IN THE KWUN TONG OUTLINE ZONING PL.. AT THEIR MEETING ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 29).

UNDER THE DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN,A MAJOR PORTION OF KwUN TONG DISTRICT w ILL BE DIVIDED INTO ZONES FOR DESIGNATED PURPOSES.

IT IS INTENDED THAT THE ZONES BE PUT UNDER STATUTORY PLANNING CONTROLS SIMILAR ’ THOSE OF OTHER URBAN AREAS, TG ACHIEVE A CONSISTENT APPROACH IN DEVELOPMENT CONTROL.

A SENIOR TOWN PLANNER, TERRY ARTHUR, AND AN ASSISTANT TOWN PLANNER, MR K.K. LING, OF THE LANDS DEPARTMENT WILL ATTEND THE MEETING TO ASSIST IN Th' iSCUSSIONS.

AT TUESDAY’S MEETING, ■ -ERS .vILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROBLE OF ILLEGAL TAPPING OF E_ : JT* ■ . ITY IN THE LOCAL SQUATTER AREA...

THE KWUN TONG DISTRIC" < AGER OF CHINA LIGHT AND POwE-\ COMPANY, MR GEORGE SMITH, a ILL ERIEF '’EMBERS ON THE PRGBLc AND ANSWER QUESTIONS.

SONDAY, OCTOBER 2?, 1985

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE PROPOSALS TO SET UP A COMMITTEE OR WORKING GROUP ON HOUSING, AND A WORKING GROUP ON THE HAWKING PROBLEM.

VISITING MINISTER OF STATE AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH CFFICE, MR TIMOTHY RENTON, WILL ATTEND THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING.

NOTE TO EDITORS: * *****

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD REETING AT 2.30 PM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 29) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING IN TUNG YAN STREET.

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APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR YOUTH AGAINST DRUGS SCHEME

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YOUNG PEOPLE ARE URGED TO JOIN A SCHEME TO DESIGN, PLAi» hND IMPLEMENT ANTI-NARCOTICS EDUCATIONAL AND PUBLICITY PROJECTS.

THE +YOUTH AGAINST DRUGS SCHEME*. RUN BY THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT’S NARCOTICS DIVISION, IS OPEN TO ALL YOUTHS AGED 12 AND ABOVE.

UNDER THE SCHEME, GROUDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE CAN LODGE PROPOSALS FOR CONSIDERATION AND FUNDING.

+APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO RORM GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE, AND ALL MUST BE RECOMMENDc. THEIR SCHOOLS, YOUTH CENTRES, COMMUNITY CENTRES OR EMPLOYERS,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NARCOiICS DIVISION SAID.

EACH SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION WILL RECEIVE UP TO A MAXIMUM OF $3 000 TO COVER EXPENSES.

+IN PLANNING, ORGANISING AND RUNNING THESE PROJECTS, PARTICIPANTS SHOULD EXERCISE THEIR IMAGINATION AND CREATIVITY TO PROMOTE THE ANTI-NARCOTICS MESSAGE,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, THEY CAN GAIN AN INSIGHT NTO THE CAUSES OF DRUG ABUSE AND ADOPT THE -IGHT ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE PROBLEM,* HE ADDED.

/THE +YOUTH .......

THE +YOUTH AGAINST DRUGS SCHEME+ WAS LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 1981, AND HAS RECEIVED ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE.

IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS, 63 SELF-INITIATED PROJECTS ORGANISED BY DIFFERENT YOUTH GROUPS HAD BEEN IMPLEMENTED. THESE HAD BEEN SELECTED FROM HUNDREDS OF APPLICATIONS.

THESE PROJECTS INCLUDED A VARIETY OF ANT I-NARCOTICS PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS SEMINARS, EXHIBITIONS, GAMES DAYS, 7ELEMATCHES, CONCERTS, DRAMAS, FILM SHOWS, CAMPING, HIKING, MASS JOGGING AND VARIOUS COMPETITIONS.

+IN VIEW OF THE GOOD RESPONSE, DECIDED TO CONTINUE WITH THE SCHEME, PEOPLE TO JOIN IN THE FIGHT AGAINST

THE NARCOTICS DIVISION HAS AND IS APPEALING TO YOUNG

DRUG ABUSE,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NARCOTICS DIVISION, GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, 31ST FLOOR, UNITED CENTRE, QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG, AND ENQUIRIES MAY BE MADE AT TEL. 5-295140.

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NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME INTRODUCED _________________it * JLJt *_____

HOMES ARE THE PRIME TARGETS OF THE INCREASING NUMBER OF BURGLARIES. LAST YEAR, A REPORTED BURGLARY OCCURRED EVERY 42 MINUTES. ALMOST A QUARTER OF THEM DID NOT ENTAIL A BREAK-IN AND COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED HAD PEOPLE TAKEN EVEN MINIMAL SECURITY PRECAUTIONS.

THIS MESSAGE IS CONTAINED IN A LETTER BEING DISTRIBUTED TO RESIDENTS IN -□ ESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS TO INVITE THEM TO TAKE PART IN A NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME AIMED AT LIMITING THE NUMBER OF SUCH CRIMES AND ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO WORK TOGETHER TO KEEP THE BURGLARS OUT.

THE LETTER, JOINTLY SIGNED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES AND THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, RAYMON ANN ING, INVITES HOUSEHOLDS AND THEIR FAMILY TO JOIN WITH THOSE LIVING NEXT TO THEM IN FORMING A NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH UNIT.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SIMPLY MEANS PEOPLE GET TOGETHER TO PROTECT THEIR OWN AND THEIR NEIGHBOURS’ PROPERTY BY REPORTING ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY THEY SEE TO THE POLICE. IT ALSO INVOLVES MARKING THE MORE VALUABLE PROPERTY SO THAT, IF STOLEN, THE POLICE WILL HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF RECOVERING IT.

THE 30 RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY THE POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDERS IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEES FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW SCHEME.

/THEY INCLUDE

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THEY INCLUDE A MIX OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS, SOME OF THEM KNOWN TO HAVE A BURGLARY PROBLEM.

IN THE COMING WEEKS, 80 POLICE NEIGHBOURHOOD CO-ORDINATORS, EACH RESPONSIBLE FOR ONE BUILDING, WILL DISTRIBUTE COPIES OF THE LETTER TO THE RESIDENTS GIVING THEM A BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE SCHEME.

THEY WILL ALSO VISIT MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES OR OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS, IF EXIST, IN THESE BUILDINGS TO INVITE THEIR SUPPORT.

RESIDENTS WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND A MEETING DURING WHICH THE POLICE REPRESENTATIVES WILL BRIEF ON THE STATE OF CRIME IN THE DISTRICT AND THEIR BUILDING, THE CONCEPT OF NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH AND THE MECHANICS OF THE SCHEME. DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE INVITED TO EXPRESS THEIR SUPPORT AND URGE HOUSEHOLDERS TO PARTICIPATE.

PERSONS WISHING TO FORM A NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH UNIT WILL THEN BE REGISTERED AND ISSUED WITH A KIT WHICH CONTAINS THE RELEVANT INFORMATION MATERIALS AND A STICKER TO BE DISPLAYED OUTSIDE THEIR FLATS.

EACH NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH UNIT SHOULD CONSIST OF 15 TO 20 HOUSEHOLDS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ONE ANOTHER.

A POLICE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE SCHEME HAD BEEN DESIGNED TO INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF RISKS TO PROPERTY.

APART FROM PROMOTING PREVENTION AND PROTECTION, MOST IMPORTANTLY IT WOULD BRING NEIGHBOURS TOGETHER SO THAT THEY MIGHT HELP ONE ANOTHER SO AS TO REDUCE CRIMINAL OPPORTUNITY AND HELP CURB CRIML, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

HUNDREDS ATTEND FIGHT CRIME POP CONCERT i* * # *

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE TODAY (SUNDAY) ATTENDED A TWO-HOUR POP CONCERT AT THE FANLING PLAYGROUND TO LAUNCH THE NORTH DISTRICT FIGHT CR IME CAMPAIGN.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NORTH DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR TAO MAN-KWONG, SAID NUMEROUS ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN PLANNED TO EDUCATE RESIDENTS, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG, ON THE DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS OF CRIME AND DRUG ABUSE.

+CRIME IS LIKE A DISEASE, ONCE IT SETS IN, IT SPREADS -iUlCKLY, BUT PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE, THEREFORE WE SHOULD CURB Chi>_ BEFORE IT SPREADS IN THE COMMUNITY,* HE SAID.

/MR TAO........

SUNDAY. OCTOBER 27. 1985

MR TAO NOTED THAT CRIME IN THE DISTRICT HAS BEEN DECREASING DRAMATICALLY OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, DtSPITE A SHARP INCREASE IN THE POPULATION.

♦THE RESULTS WERE THE CONCERTED EFFORTS OF THE POL ICE, THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS AND THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, HE SAID.

SEMINARS ON ENVIRONMENT ORGANISED FOR BIOLOGY TEACHERS

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TWO SEMINARS ON ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR BIOLOGY TEACHERS WILL BE HELD ON CONSECUTIVE SATURDAYS - NOVEMBER 9 AND 16.

ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE SEMINARS WILL BE HELD AT THE FIELD STUDIES CENTRE AT SAI KUNG OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTRE IN PAK KONG, SAI KUNG, AND WILL HAVE PLACES FOR 80 TEACHERS.

AT THE SEMINARS, AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT OFFICERS WILL SPEAK ON CONSERVATION, TREATMENT OF AGRICULTURAL WASTES, ECOLOGICAL METHODS, AS WELL AS TECHNIQUES USED IN THE STUDY Ur POLLUTED STREAMS.

THERE WILL ALSO BE FIELD WORK AT A POLLUTED STREAM A\D LABORATORY WORK. J

THE AIM IS TO PROVIDE BIOLOGY TEACHERS WITH ENVIRON-IE. INFORMATION AND IDEAS RELEVANT TO LOCAL PRACTICES, TO -i--WITH THEIR TEACHING, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN 1.

SCHOOL HEADS WISHING TO NOMINATE BIOLOGY TEACHERS TU ’ SEMINARS SHOULD APPLY TO THE INSPECTOR OF THE FIELD STUDIE BEFORE NOVEMBER 5, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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CALL TO FURTHER MINIMISE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS * * * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TAI PO ROAD SAFETY ORGANISING COAMTTe.. CHEUNG HOK-MING, TODAY (SUNDAY) URGED RESIDENTS TO HE-- . .

THE NUMBER OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TAI PO R0:-

AT THE TAI PO PLAYGROUND, MR CHEUNG SAID: +ALTHOUGH ~H-_ L-rcn TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT HAS BEEN REDUCED I' - ND QUARTER OF THIS YEAR, COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD' -AS’ --A-.

HAVE TO TRY TO KEEP THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT TOLL DOwN Eve. .-■Her..-

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-J-S OF PUBLICITY PROGRAMMES HAVE BEEN lAUwCHED iO cNh-.Js --r --ARENE3S OF THE IMPORTANCE OF VEHICLE :■ I ITENANCE, ' SAFETY AND CYCLING SAFETY, + HE SAID.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE WILL ALSO CONDUCT SITE VISITS TO -^ACK-SPOTS AND RECOMMEND REMEDIAL ACTION TO THE vioT-.ICT .•< ~ TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE AND RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS,* HE ADDED.

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THr POAn SAFETY DAY PROGRAMME FEATURED PARADES BY SCHOOL ROAD TY »ATROL TEAMS, BAND PERFORMANCE, GAMES'STALLS AND COMPUTE-!

' STALLS, A +TONGUE-TWI$TER+ CO-PETITION FOR CHILDREN^ A +ROAD SAFETY CITY+, DEMONSTRATIONS ON ThE USt- - sr.AT-EXHIBITION OF ROAD SAFETY AND « PR I ZE PRESE 'ATIO.

IMIATURE ELTS, an ZPE-’ONY.

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REGISTER OF FIRMS USEFUL FOR SUR'v-K * >

■>- CE SUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT MAILTAI ..

CO-.?--H-'.5 r. £ AND UP-TO-DATE COMPUTERISED CENTRAL RESIST--. --I ESTABLISHMENTS IN HONG KONG TO SERVE MAIr!LY AS

TH SAILING -RAME FOR ITS SURVEYS S'. BUSINESS UNDERTAKINGS.

MANY OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS ALSO USE THE REGIS"'P FOR PUBLICITY, SURVEY AND RESEARCH WORK, A SPOKESMAN FOR TrtE DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE PRIVATE SECTOR CAN ALSO BENEFIT FROM THE REGISTER BY MAKING USE OF NON-CONFIDENTIAL ESTABLISHMENT PARTICULARS RECORDED IN IT FOR MARKE^ RESEARCH, STATISTICAL SURVEY, BUSINESS AND PRODUCT PROMOTION PURPOSES, HE SAID.

IN THIS CONNECTION, APPLICATIONS CAN BE MADE TO THE CENTRAL REGISTER SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE SUPPLY OF A -nOTOCU.-'Y OR A MAGNETIC TAPE OF THE LISTING OF NON-CONFI DENT I AL PARTICULAR SUCH AS THE NAME, THE ADDRESS, THE MAJOR TYPE OF BUS INES.

AND THF EMPLOYMENT SIZE CLASS OF INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISH.'^?.

ACTIVITY

THE CHARGES LEVIED FOR THIS SERVICE ARE:

(A) PER PHOTOCOPY CONTAINING ABOUT 10 ESTABLISHMENTS, AND

(B) $330 PER STREAM HOUR OF COMPUTER TIME IF THE INFORMATION IS REQUIRED ON A MAGNETIC TAPE PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT.

FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE SERVICE MAY BE OBTAINED BY CALLING THE CENTRAL REGISTER SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AT 5-446389.

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SPEECH COMPETITION FOR YAU MA TEI STUDENTS

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THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG, TODAY STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF CIVIC EDUCATION AT A TIME WHEN HONG KONG IS MOVING TOWARD CHANGES IN ITS POLITICAL SYSTEM.

+IT IS VITAL THAT THE COMMUNITY LEARN ABOUT CIVIC EDUCATION, ESPECIALLY FOR THE YOUNG,+ HE SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE SPEECH COMPETITION, MR CHENG SAID SCHOOLS AND YOUTH ORGANISATIONS HAVE A VITAL ROLE TO PLAY IN HELPING THE YOUNGER GENERATION DEVELOP A SENSE OF CIVIC MINDEDNESS.

THE COMPETITION, TO COINCIDE WITH THE 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR, IS ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI EAST AREA COMMITTEES WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

MR CHENG SAID AREA COMMITTEES PROVIDE A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR THE COMMUNITY AS THEY ARE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN ORGANISING NUMEROUS HEALTHY EVENTS FOR RESIDENTS.

STUDENTS FROM 18 SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT HAVE TAKEN PART IN THE SPEECH COMPETITION TO BE HELD AT THE YAU MA TEI KAIFONG ASSOC IATI ON PRIMARY SCHOOL TODAY (SUNDAY).

A SPOKESMAN OF THE AREA COMMITTEE SAID: +WE ARE TRYING TO EDUCATE YOUNGSTERS ON THE KNOWLEDGE OF COMMUNITY PROBLEMS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY TO DISCOVER YOUNG TALENT IN SPEECH. +

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ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE EMPHASISES CARE * * X X it

A TOTAL OF 259 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS OCCURRED IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT DURING THE FIRST . CNTHo OF THIS YEAR INVOLVING THREE FATALITIES, 97 SERIOUS INJURIES AND 159 MINOR INJURIES.

THIS WAS REVEALED EY Inc SOUTHERN DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE CHA' IAN, MR RAYMOND KwOK aAI-MING, AT A CARNIVAL MARKING THE -ENING OF THE DISTRICT’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN TODAY (SUNDAY).

MR KWOK CALLED ON DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS ALIKE TO cE MORE PATIENT WHEN USING THE ROAD.

♦MANY TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS CAN BE V.IDED IF DRIVERS aRE MORE CAREFUL AND PEDESTRIANS OBSERVE THE ROAD CROSSING CODE.

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+THE TWO-MONTH LONG CAMPAIGN WILL FOCUS ON NEGLIGENCE OF DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON EDUCATING THE ELDERLY ON THE DANGERS OF JAYWALKING,* HE ADDED.

DURING THE CAMPAIGN, THE POLICE WILL VISIT SCHOOLS AND TEACH STUDENTS THE PROPER WAY OF USING ROAD CROSSING FACILITIES.

THE ROAD SAFETY CARNIVAL AT ABERDEEN SPORTS GROUND TODAY FEATURED A VARIETY SHOW, PERFORMANCES BY SINGERS, ACROBATIC PERFORMANCES, GAMES STALLS RUN BY THE SIX AREA COMMITTEES IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT AND A CUSHION TRAMPOLINE.

A MINIATURE 'ROAD SAFETY TOWN’, COMPUTER GAMES ON ROAD SAFETY AND A ROAD SAFETY BUS WERE AMONG THE ATTRACTIONS PUT UP BY THE POLICE.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR DANCE CONTEST * fc * *

DANCE ENTHUSIASTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN MORE TIME TO ENTER THE 15TH OPEN DANCE CONTEST.

♦SINCE THE RESPONSE TO THE CONTEST HAS BEEN VERY GOOD, WE HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE ENTRY DEADLINE ONE MORE <*EEK TO NOVEMBER 11 (MONDAY) TO ACCOMMODATE MORE PARTICIPANTS,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE SAID.

THIS ANNUAL EVENT IS ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE, AND THE K/.UN TONG DISTRICT CULTURE AND RECREATION PROMOTION ASSOCIATION AND CO-ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL TO PROMOTE DANCING IN THE TERRITORY.

+THE CONTEST WILL BE DIVIDED INTO CHILDREN, YOUTH AND OPEN SECTIONS ACCORDING TO THE PARTICIPANTS’ AGE,* THE SPOKESMAN CONTINUED.

+PARTIGI PANTS CAN PERFORM ANY KINDS OF DANCE, WHETHER IT BE CLASSICAL OR MODERN, ORIENTAL OR WESTERN. THE ONLY CRITERIA FOR ENTRY IS THAT THEY MUST EE IN GROUPS OF AT LEAST TWO.*

THE 15TH OPEN DANCE CONTEST WILL START ON NOVEMBER 30 (SATURDAY) AT LEUNG SHEK CHEE COLLEGE AND WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A SERIES OF CONTESTS AT THE NING PO COLLEGE.

WINNING GROUPS WILL BE INVITED TO PERFORM AT THE CITY HALl. IN FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR.

ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT The KwUN TONG D ;:RICT OFFICE AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE (RECREATION, AMENITIES AND SPORTS). ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 3-416315 OR 3-436133.

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MORE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS FOR TUEN MUN

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THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR A MAJOR ENGINEERING CONTRACT AS PART OF THE CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWN.

THE LATEST CONTRACT INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A DUAL CARRIAGEWAY AND A MAJOR INTERCHANGE WITH TSUN WEN ROAD NORTH WHICH WILL FORM PART OF THE EAST-WEST ROAD LINK IN THE NORTH-WESTERN PART OF TUEN MUN. THEY WILL ALSO SERVE LEUNG TIN ESTATE AND PROVIDE A DIRECT ROUTE FROM THERE TO YUEN LONG.

INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT WILL BE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ROAD FROM WU KING ROAD TO THE TEMPORARY CARGO HANDLING AREA WHICH, WHEN COMPLETED, WILL SERVE THE HOME OWNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, SIU HEI COURT, AND THE PROPOSED TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE ADJOINING THE PERMANENT TUEN MUN FERRY PIER.

A PEDESTRIAN ROUTE WILL BE CONSTRUCTED TO LINK UP TAI HING ESTATE WITH PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT TO ITS NORTH AND CHING CHUNG KOON.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT IN ADDITION TO CONVENTIONAL SOFT MATERIALS, PULVERISED FUEL ASH FROM CASTLE PEAK POWER STATION WOULD BE USED AS FILLING FOR ROAD EMBANKMENTS.

WORK ON THIS MAJOR PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO START JANUARY NEXT YEAR AND BE COMPLETED IN 18 MONTHS.

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INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT BOOKLET ON SALE * * *

HONG KONG’S INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT PUBLICATION, +INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG+, GOES ON SALE TOMORROW

(MONDAY).

THE LARGE FORMAT GLOSSY BOOKLET IN FULL COLOUR GIVES AN IMPRESSIVE PICTURE OF WHAT THE TERRITORY HAS TO OFFER TO INDUSTRIALISTS CONSIDERING SETTING UP OPERATIONS HERE.

IN THE FOREWORD THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDwARjj YOUDE, SAID THa’ THE SINO-BRITISH AGREEMENT ON THE FUTURc OF HONG KONG ENSURED THE CONTINUITY OF THE TERRITORY’S SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, FINANC -u, MONETARY, JUDICIAL AND OTHER SYSTEMS.

♦THESE ARE THE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS OF THt PREStNT-D r SUCCESS OF HONG KONG AS ONE OF T; I WORLD’S LEADING '■ ANlT jaCTUa I >. TRADING AND FINANCIAL CENTRES, + iE SAID.

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+ HONG KONG IS A PLACE WHERE THINGS WORK FOR INVESTORS,* HE ADDED.

TOPICS COVERED IN THE 50-PAGE PUBLICATION INCLUDE THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, LAND AND BUILDINGS, THE WORKFORCE, LABOUR, FINANCE, BANKING, POWER, SERVICES AND COMMUNICATIONS.

COLOUR PICTURES, MAPS AND CHARTS ARE USED TO PRESENT THE MESSAGE ATTRACTIVELY.

THE FINAL CHAPTER, +YOUR NEXT STEP*, LISTS THE CORPORATIONS AND BODIES FROM WHICH FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED IN HONG KONG AND AROUND THE WORLD.

THE BOOKLET, PUBLISHED BY THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, IS AVAILABLE AT $17 PER COPY FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE.

'JC TO OPERATE TWO <

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S’.'I• ING POOLS

FOR SWIMMERS WHO LIKE A DIP IN THE AUTUMN AND WINTER, IT WILL BE SWIMMING AS USUAL - THANKS Tv THE URBAN COUNCIL’S TWO HEATED SWIMMING POOLS OPENING NEXT MONTH, ONE ON EACH SIDE OF THE HARBOUR.

THEY ARE THE MORRISON HILL SWIMMING POOL IM WANCHAI AND THE LAI CHI KOK PARK SWIMMING POOL IN LAI CHI KOK.

AS FROM FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 1), THE TWO HEATED POOLS WILL OPEN DAILY FROM 7 A.M. TO 12 NOON AND FROM 1 P.M. TO 6 P.M. THERE WILL BE AN EVENING SESSION FROM 7.45 P.M. UNTIL 10 P.M. AT THE MORRISON HILL SWIMMING POOL ONLY.

MEANWHILE, ALL URBAN COUNCIL SWIMMING POOLS WILL OPERATE TWO SESSIONS DAILY IN NOVEMBER — FROM 7 A.M. TO 12 NOON AND FROM 1 P.M. TO F P.M. IN NOVEMBER -- INSTEAD OF THE PRESENT FIVE SESSIONS A DAY.

THE OPENING HOURS OF THE WAN CHAI TRAINING POOL, WHICH IS SPECIALLY FOR USE FOR TRAINING PURPOSES BY ORGANISED BODIES, CLUBS, FIRMS AND SCHOOLS, WILL BE FROM

7 A.M. TO 10 P.M. IN NOVEMBER AND FROM 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M. I'; DECEMBER.

/U.....

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1985

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SPECIAL CLEAN-UP OPERATION IN BISNEY ROAD VILLAGE X X X X X

AS PART OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S CONTINUOUS EFFORT TO IMPROVE SANITARY CONDITIONS IN SQUATTER AREAS. A SPECIAL FIVE-DAY CLEAN-UP OPERATION WILL BE MOUNTED AS FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY) AT BISNEY ROAD VILLAGE IN TAI HAU WAN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNCIL SAID TODAY THAT DESPITE ON-GOING PUBLICITY STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL^ HYGIENE, AS WELL AS THE PROVISION OF LITTER BINS AND CONTAINERS, INDISCRIMINATE DUMPING OF REFUSE wAS STILL COMMON IN THE AREA.

HE SAID A SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO VILLAGE.

TEAM HAD BEEN FORMED BY THE URBAN TACKLE SANITATION PROBLEMS IN THE

+THE TEAM WILL BE INSPECTORS AND IS MADE

UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF HEALTH^ UP OF A CLEANSING SQUAD OF 17 Sj

AND A PEST CONTROL UNIT WHICH WILL ELIMINATE PEST NUIS THERE,+ HE SAID.

+THREE WASHING VEHICLES AND LORRIES WILL BE MOBILISED, AND ADDITIONAL REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS WILL BE PROVIDED.+

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RESIDENTS’ VIEWS ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER * X X

TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS ..ILL BE BRIEFED ON RESIDENTS’ VIEWS ON THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS 0-PUBLIC HOUSING AT THEIR MEETING ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 29).

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMR'EE, MR MICHAEL LAI, WILL REPORT ON OPINIONS GATHERED AT A P.._IC FORUM AND CONSULTATION SESSIONS HELD IN THE TAI YUEN ESTATE KWONG FUK ESTATE.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE REPORTS BY COMMITTEES AN? APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE TAI PO DIS"; S'

BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT 9.30 AV OX TUESDAY <

IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF the ta | PO DISTR iC~ ■ E~ E’a-._ , THIRD FLOOR, TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 15E-172, - ..

TAI PO MARKET.

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PROPOSED TAI •? ROADaORKS 4 k H

The GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO CARRY OUT ROADWORKS TO THE NORTH OF TAI YUEN ESTATE, TAI PO, TO PROVIDE VEHICULAR AND °EDESTRIAN ACCESS TO EXISTING AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS THERE.

THE PROJECT wILL INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO ROADS, TOTALLING 1.85 KILOMETRES, A FOOTBRIDGE ACROSS TING KOK ROAD AND A CAR PARK.

FOOTPATHS AND CYCLE TRACKS ALONG THE ROADS, AND THE ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED.

TEMPORARY PEDESTRIAN ACCESS wILL BE MAINTAINED DURING CONSTRUCTION TO MINIMISE ANY INCONVENIENCE TO THE PUBLIC.

A RELATED PLAN CAN ALSO BE SEEN AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG AND TAI PO DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE AND TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE, TAI PO GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, TAI PO, NEW TERRITORIES.

WRITTEN OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL MUST BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY DECEMBER 24.

NEW OPENING HOU'S FOR 3 I ’- I .G POOL

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THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THhT THE FANLING shimming pool complex will open four sessions daily instead of FIVE AS FROM FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 1).

THE OPENING HOURS ARE FROM 9.30 AM TO 11.45 AM 12.45 PM TO 3 PM- 3.30 PM TO 5.45 PM AND 6.45 PM TO 9 PM, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

FROM 12.01 AM TO 5 AM ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER WONG ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR DELIVERY BY CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY LIMITED.

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KING TUNG STREET RECONSTRUCTION

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THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF KING TUNG STREET AND THE SEWAGE SYSTEM FOR THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA.

THE WORKS INCLUDE THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE CARRIAGEWAY AND PROVISION OF RETAINING WALLS, FOOTWAYS, AND ANCILLARY DRAINAGE WORKS ALONG THE ROAD.

THE EXISTING SEWER FROM KING TUNG STREET ALONG HAMMER HILL ROAD TO LUNG CHEUNG ROAD WILL ALSO BE RECONSTRUCTED.

THE WORK IS SCHEDULED TO START IN DECEMBER AND TAKE SEVEN MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1985

CONTBITS PAGE NO,

'RESPONSE TO UK CAMP AIOI ON REFUGEES FAVOURABLE' ............... 1

STATE MDIISTER VISITS REFUGEE CAfdPS ............................ 2

EMPHASIS ON DESIGN, WORKMANSHIP CALL TO MANUFACTURERS......... 3

NEED FOR SAFETY AT WORK STRESSED ................................ 4

CROSS-BORDER LINK IMPROVEMENTS TO EE DISCUSSED................... 5

POLICE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS FOR TSING YI ....................... 6

PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO PARK TO BE BUILT ........................... 6

COOK FROGS THOROUGHLY TO INSURE SAFETY .......................... 7

RESTRICTED ZONES SET UP IN CSNTRAL ............................   7

TRAFFIC -RE-ROUTEING IN YAU MA TEI .............................  8

FIRING PRACTICE IN NOVEMBER...................................... 9

DETAILS OF TV PROGRAMME......................................... 10

WATER STORAGE FIGURE............................................ 11

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1985

'RESPONSE TO UK CAMPAIGN ON REFUGEES FAVOURABLE’

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BRITAIN IS CONDUCTING A VIGOROUS DIPLOMAT IC CAMPAIGN TO PERSUADE OTHER COUNTRIES TO FOLLOW EXAMPLE IN SOLVING THE VIETNAMESE REFUGEE PROBLEM IN HONG KONG, THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, MR TIMOTHY RENTON, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER TOURING THE BOWRING CLOSED CENTRE IN TUEN MUN, MR RENTON SAID THERE HAD A^JDY BEEN SOME FAVOURABLE REACTIONS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES FOLLOW I NG BRI TA IN S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT WOULD TAKE IN 500 MORE VIETNAMESE REFUG^c^.

+WE HAVE AN INDICATION ALREADY FROM THE AUSTRALIANS THAT THEY WILL TAKE A SUBSTANTIALLY GREATER NUMBER. WE HAVE SOME FAVOURABLE INDICATIONS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AT THE MOMENT, SUCH AS SCANDINAVIA,* HE SAID.

MR RENTON SAID IT WAS DIFFICULT TO SAY NOw HOW MANY VIETNAMESE REFUGEES WOULD BE ACCEPTED FOR RESETTLEMENT BY OTHER COUNTRIES. +AFTER ALL, WE ONLY ANNOUNCED OUR DECISION IN THE LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER AND WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE VERY HARD WITH THE PROGRAMME,* HE SAID.

+WE HAVE TAKEN A POSITIVE INITIATIVE IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS CF ACCEPTING ANOTHER 500 OURSELVES AND WE ARE BUILDING ON THAT VERY MUCH TO PERSUADE OTHER COUNTRIES THAT THEY SHOULD TAKE MORE TOO,* MR RENTON SAID.

NOTING THAT BRITAIN HAD ALREADY TAKEN IN A GREAT NUMBER OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES, MR RENTON SAID THE EXTRA 500 WAS A VERY POSITIVE LEAD WHICH WAS VERY MUCH WELCOMED BY THE UNHCR AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.

MR RENTON ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN PROVIDING THE VARIOUS FACILITIES FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES.

+1 AM PARTICULARLY IMPRESSED BY THE EMPHASIS ON TRAINING FOR THE ADULTS, THE PLAY GROUP FOR THE VERY YOUNG CHILDREN AND THE EDUCATION FOR THE OTHER CHILDREN THAT SEEMS TO ME TO BE WELL ORGANISED,* MR RENTON SAID.

+AND IN THAT CONTEXT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY HOW IMPRESSED I Ar BY THE EFFORTS BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND BY THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES LIKE THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND WHO ARE HERE AT THE BOWRING CAMP TO DO ALL THEY CAN TO MAKE LIFE OF THE REFUGEES BETTER,* HE ADDED.

*1 AM PRIVILEGED TO BE HERE THIS AFTERNOON, GIVEN THE SAD CIRCUMSTANCES OF REFUGEES, I AM IMPRESSED BY WHAT I HAVE SEEN.

MONDAY, OCTOBLft 28, 1985

♦ AND I VERY ' UCH HOPE THAT THERE V. ILL BE A CONCERTED INTERNATIONAL EFFORT TO DIMINISH SOME OF THIS PROBLEM THAT .HONG KONG HAS BRAVELY TAKEN ON ITSELF,+ HE SAID.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION WHETHER HONG KONG SHOULD ABOLISH THE CLOSED CAMP POLICY FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES, MR RENTON SAID BOTH THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND BRITAIN WOULD LIKE TO SEE ThE CLOSED CAMP POLICY ABOLISHED.

+BUT ONE HAS TO BE VERY CONSCIOUS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT EXIST AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT EXIST IN HONG KONG. AND I THINK GIVEN THOSE IT IS NOT VERY REALISTIC AT THE MOMENT TO ASSUME THAT THE CLOSED CAMPS WILL BE ABOLISHED,+ HE SAID.

+l THINK wHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THERE SHOULD BE AS MUCH EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING WITHIN THE CLOSED CAMPS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE REFUGEES INSIDE WHEN THEY EVENTUALLY GET RESETTLEMENT,+ MR RENTON SAID.

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THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, PR TIMOTHY RENTON, VISITED TWO VIETNAMESE REFUGEE CENTRES THIS (MONDAY) AFTERNOON.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, NR CHAN wA-SHEK, AND PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SECURITY (OPERATIONS AND REFUGEES), MR KEN WOODHOUSE, MR RENTON FIRST FLEW BY HELICOPTER TO THE BOWRING CLOSED CENTRE IN TUEN MUN.

HE WAS MET ON ARRIVAL BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SECURITY BRANCH (REFUGEES DIVISION), MR SIMON SIT - THE SUPER INTENDENT OF THE CENTRE, MR FRANCIS YANG; THE FIELD DIRECTOR OF THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND, HONG KONG, COLONEL ROBERT REESE, AND THE CO-ORD INaTJ (SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICE) OF THE CENTRE, MRS SHIRLEY FOZZA^

MR RENTON SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR TOURING THE VARIOUS FACILITIES PROVIDED AT THE CENTRE FOR ABOUT 953 VIETNAMESE REFUGEES BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE KAI TAK TRANSIT CENTRE.

THERE, MR RENTON WAS MET BY THE CHARGE DE MISSION OF THE UNHCR IN HONG KONG, MR FAZLUL KARIM; THE DEPUTY CHARGE DE MISSION, PR PETER MEIJER; THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS TRANSIT CENTRE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, MR J.W. SWEETMAN, AND THE MANAGER CF THE CENTRE, MR HENRY LOKE.

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THERE ARE ABOUT 2 743 REFUGEES AT THE CENTRE.

REMINDER:

FOLLOWING ARE THE PRESS ARRANGEMENTS FOR COVERING MR RENTON’S ACTIVITIES TOMORROW (TUESDAY):

(1) EXCO MEETING

THERE WILL BE A FIXED PRESS POSITION AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE CGO FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN TO COVER MR RENTON’S ARRIVAL AT 9.30 AM AND DEPARTURE AT ABOUT 11 AM.

(2) VISIT TO BRITISH TRADE COMMISSION

A FIXED PRESS POSITION WILL BE SET UP OUTSIDE THE BANK OF AMERICA TOWER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC COVERAGE OF MR RENTON’S ARRIVAL AT 11 AM AND DEPARTURE.

(3) VISIT TO KWUN TONG

PRESS TRANSPORT WILL LEAVE CGO CARPARK AT 1.30 PM. THOSE TRAVELLING ON THEIR OWN SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE AT KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET, THIRD FLOOR, AT 2.15 PM.

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EMPHASIS ON DESIGN, WORKMANSHIP CALL TO MANUFACTURERS

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GARMENT MANUFACTURERS SHOULD PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON ORIGINAL DESIGN, FINE WORKMANSHIP AND THE ADOPTION OF ADVANCED MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES, THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR JOHN YAXLEY, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE WOOL FAIR 1986, WHICH DISPLAYED THE LATEST COLLECTION OF WOOL APPAREL MADE IN HONG KONG AND OTHER SOUTHEAST ASIA COUNTRIES, HE SAID THAT TO MEET THE EVER-CHANGING MARKET DEMANDS, HONG KONG SHOULD ENSURE THAT ITS ADVANCED MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES WERE GEARED TOWARD FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPTABILITY.

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+WE ARE INCREASINGLY SELLING BRAIN WORK AND CRAFTMANSHIP IN ADDITION TO PRODUCTION CAPACITY.

+THE EMERGENCE OF YOUNG, TALENTED AND INNOVATIVE FASHION DESIGNERS AND THE CONSISTENTLY HIGH LEVEL OF WORKMANSHIP HAVE HELPED TO ESTABLISH HONG KONG’S REPUTATION INTERNATIONALLY AS A MAJOR SUPPLIER OF QUALITY FASHION AT COMPETITIVE PRICES.

+IN THE FACE OF INCREASINGLY STRINGENT QUOTA RESTRICTIONS AND KEEN COMPETITIONS IN THE WORLD MARKET, OUR MANUFACTURERS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN MOVING UP-MARKET BY MAKING HIGHER VALUE AND MORE FASHIONABLE PRODUCTS.

+OUR MANUFACTURERS WERE ABLE TO MAINTAIN AN INCREASE OF 22 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS,+ HE ADDED, REFERRING TO THE EXPORT OF WOOL APPAREL IN 1984.

APART FROM BEING THE LAGEST EXPORTER OF CLOTHING IN THE WORLD HE SAID HONG KONG WAS ALSO THE WORLD’S NO. 2 WOOL KNITWEAR APPAREL EXPORTER JUST BEHIND ITALY, WITH THE WOOLLEN CLOTHING SECTOR HAVING AN AVERAGE INCREASE OF 18 PER CENT IN VALUE IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

+THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY IS HONG KONG’S NO. 1 EMPLOYER AND

ALSO OUR TOP FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNER AMONG ALL LOCALLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS AND IN 1984 THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CLOTHING AMOUNTED TO $47 BILLION OR 34 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S TOTAL DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THAT YEAR.+

MR YAXLEY ALSO PRAISED THE INTERNATIONAL WOOL SECRETARIAT (IWS) FOR ITS EFFORTS IN PROMOTING THE FREE TRADE OF WOOL PRODUCTS AMIDST CALLS FOR PROTECTIONISM EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

+THE SETTING UP OF THE IWS OFFICE IN HONG KONG FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRIES IS AN ESSENTIAL ENDORSEMENT OF THE IMPORTANCE OF HONG KONG AS A REGIONAL WOOL BUSINESS CENTRE,+ HE SAID.

NEED FOR SAFETY AT WORK STRESSED

* * * *

MANY INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS WOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF MORE ATTENTION HAD BEEN PAID TO SAFETY AT WORK, THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR DARWIN CHEN SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF A PLASTICS INDUSTRY SAFETY SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE, |VR CHEN SAID A TOTAL OF 725 ACCIDENTS WERE RECORDED IN THE TRADE DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, AGAINST 2 196 CASES FOR THE WHOLE OF LAST YEAR.

/INVESTIGATIONS BY........

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1985

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INVESTIGATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT SHOWED THAT 440 OF THE 725 REPORTED ACCIDENTS, OR ABOUT 60 PER CENT, HAD BEEN DUE TO PERSONAL NEGLIGENCE.

+MANY OF THESE ACCIDENTS WOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF WE HAD PAID MORE ATTENTION TO SAFETY AT WORK,* HE SAID.

FOR THIS REASON, THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE HAD RECENTLY PREPARED A CODE OF PRACTICE ON WORK SAFETY FOR THE TRADE.

HE HOPED THAT THROUGH PUBLICATION OF SAFETY BOOKLETS AND ORGANISATION OF SAFETY SEMINARS AND TALKS, MORE PEOPLE - BOTH EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS - WOULD BECOME AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY AT WORK.

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CROSS-BORDER LINK IMPROVEMENTS TO BE DISCUSSED

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PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT WORKS TO THE CROSS-BORDER TRAFFIC LINK AT MAN KAM TO WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD FETING ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 31).

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE TAI PO AND FANLING DEVELOPMENT OFFICE WILL ALSO BRIEF MEMBERS ON A TOWN PARK TO BE BUILT NEXT TO FANLING WAI IN THE CENTRE OF THE NEW TOWN.

AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS’ VIEWS WILL BE SOUGHT ON THE TEMPORARY USE OF A 5 200 SQUARE METRE SITE, WHICH IS EARMARKED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW MAGISTRACY BUILDING IN TWO YEARS’ TIME.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS PROGRESS REPORTS OF THE DISTRICT BOARD COMMITTEES AND REVIEW THE +MEET-THE-PUBLIC+ SCHEME.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 31) AT 9.30 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, FANLING ROUNDABOUT, NEW TERRITORIES.

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POLICE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS FOR TSI NG Yl

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THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS AND DIVISIONAL POLICc STATION ON A 1 95O-SQUARE-METRE SITE AT TSI NG Yl’S HEUNG TSZ WU I ROAD.

THE PROJECT WILL CONSIST OF A 16-STOREY TOWER BUILDING AND A a INGLE-STOREY ANCILLARY BLOCK ON A PODIUM WHICH IS THREE STOREYo HIGH.

FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED INCLUDE A CAR PARK, CELLS, OFFICES, PUBLIC REPORTING FACILITIES, BARRACKS AND A CANTEEN.

A SPRINKLER TANK, STOREROOMS AND DOG KENNELS WILL BE HOUSED IN THE ANCILLARY BLOCK.

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WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN JANUARY 1986 AND BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 1987.

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PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO PARK TO BE BUILT

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THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GRADE-SEPARATED PEDESTRIAN ACCESS ROUTE LINKING HOUSING ESTATES TO THE PLANNED KWAI CHUNG PARK IN HA KWAI CHUNG, TSUEN WAN.

THE ROUTE WILL CONSIST OF A SUBWAY AT KwA I FUK ROAD AND TWO COVERED FOOTBRIDGES ACROSS KWAI HEI STREET AND TSUEN WAN ROAD.

THE PROJECT, WHICH IS THE FIRST OF THE TWO SCHEMES INTENDED TO SERVE KWAI CHUNG PARK, WILL PROVIDE A SAFE AND CONVENIENT ROUTE BETWEEN THE PARK AND NEARBY HOUSING ESTATES.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR AND TAKE ABOUT A YEAR TO COMPLETE.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1>05

COOK FROGS THOROUGHLY TO ENSURE SAFETY * * *

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY URGED THE PUBLIC TO COOK FROGS THOROUGHLY BEFORE CONSUMPTION IN ORDER TO ENSURE SAFETY.

A SPOKESMAN SAID THE RSD RECEIVED TWO COMPLAINTS OF SUSPECTED PARASITES IN FROGS LAST MONTH AND SUBSEQUENT TESTS CONFIRMED THE COMPLAINTS.

+SO FAR, THE USD AND THE RSD HAVE COLLECTED 50 SAMPLES FROM SEVERAL MARKETS IN THE URBAN AREAS AND THE NEW TERRITORIES AND PARASITES WERE FOUND IN 23 OF THEM,* HE SAID.

+THE FINDINGS HAVE BEEN PASSED ON TO THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, AND THE USD AND THE RSD WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION.*

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THE PUBLIC SHOULD NOT BE ALARMED BY THE FINDINGS OF THE TESTS AS IT WAS NOT UNCOMMON

TO FIND PARASITES IN FROGS.

+AS LONG AS FROGS ARE COOKED THOROUGHLY, PREFERABLY AT 60 DEGREE CELSIUS, THE PARASITES WILL DIE AND WILL DO NO HARM TO CONSUMERS,* HE ADDED.

RESTRICTED ZONES SET UP IN CENTRAL * * *

SEVERAL ROAD SECTIONS IN CENTRAL WILL BE MADE PROHIBITED ZONEo FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 31).

THESE ARE:

H THE ACCESS ROAD TO THE MACAU FERRY TERMINAL WILL BE PROHIBITED TO ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES.

* THE SOUTHERN ACCESS ROAD TO THE PODIUM OF THE MACAU FERRY TERMINAL WILL BE PROHIBITED TO ALL GOODS VEHICLES.

* THE NORTHERN SECTION OF THE MACAU FERRY TERMINAL LOOP ROAD WILL BE PROHIBITED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT BUSES; WHILE THE REMAINING SECTION OF THE LOOP ROAD WILL BE PROHIBITED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT BUSES AND TAXIS.

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IN ADDITION, THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS w BE DESIGNATED 24-HOUR URBAN CLEARWAYS FOR ALL VEHICLES:

* A 25-METRE SECTION OF THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF THE MACAU FERRY TERMINAL INTERNAL ROAD NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF THE SAME ROAD.

* THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF THE MACAU FE°RV TERMINAL INTERNAL ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH PIER ROAD TO A POINT OF ABOUT 100 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF THE MACAU FERRY TERMINAL INTERNAL ROAD.

* BOTH THE EASTERN AND WESTERN ENDS OF THE MACAU FERRY TERMINAL LOOP ROAD? EACH MEASURING 36 METRES.

* THE UNNAMED ROAD IN FRONT OF THE MACAU FERRY TERMINAL (BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION wI TH CLEVERLY STREET AND THE RUMSEY STREET MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK) EXCEPT FOR A 42-METRE SECTION ON ITS NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE.

WITHIN THESE ROAD SECTIONS, NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS DURING THE RESTRICTED PERIODS.

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TRAFFIC RE-ROUTE ING IN YAU MA ’Ei * * X X

A NUMBER OF STREETS I . YAU MA TEI w ILL e£ ABOUT ONE MONTH TO FACILITATE -TER MAINLaYINu ON FR IDAY (NOVEMBER 1).

■ .-ROUTED FOR

. DRk FROM ID AM

THEY ARE:

X TUNG KUN STREET BETWEEN CANTON R .0 AM CHING PING STREET ..ILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY WESTBOUND TO ONE-wAY EASTBCi !.‘D.

K CHING PING STREET BETWEEN TUNG .TREET AND LEE TAT STREET ILL EE M-'O.Tz. r -ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND M ONE-,.AY NOF Tl-■■ jUNl .

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TRAFFIC ON CANTON ROAD NORTHBOUND HEADI NG FOR CHING PlsG STREET AND TUNG KUN STREET wILL Be DIVERTED TO USE LEE TAT AND CHING PING STREET.

MEANWHILE, THE EXISTING 24-HOUR PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED AM uMI KPK ^TRFFT BETWEEN TAI LOONG STREET AND bHEK Lc. I oTREET IN KWAI CHUNG WILL BE EXTENDED FURTHER SOUTHWARDS TO THE JUNCTION OF WAI KEK STREET AND SHEK PAI STREET FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 1).

„I TH IN THE RESTRICTED ZONE, ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES wILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS.

FIRING PRACTICE IN NOVEMBER * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE RANGE ON 25 DAYS IN NOVEMBER.

THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED ARE HOISTED. THE DATES AND NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS

TIMES OF THE PRACTICE ARE: TIME

DATE

NOVEMBER 1 (FRIDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

NOVEMBER 2 (SATURDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

NOVEMBER 4 (MONDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

NOVEMBER 5 (TUESDAY) 8 AM - 6. 30 PM

NOVEMBER 6 (WEDNESDAY) 8 AM - 6. 30 PM

NOVEMBER 7 (THURSDAY) 8 AM - 6. 30 PM

NOVEMBER 8 (FR IDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

NOVEMBER 9 (SATURDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

NOVEMBER 11 (MONDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

NOVEMBER 12 (TUESDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

NOVEMBER 13 (WEDNESDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

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NOVEMBER 14 (THURSDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

NOVEMBER 15 (FR IDAY) 8 AM 5 PM

NOVEMBER 18 (MONDAY) 8 AM 7 PM

NOVEMBER 19 (TUESDAY) 8 AM 7 PM

NOVEMBER 20 (WEDNESDAY) 8 AM 7 PM

NOVEMBER 21 (THURSDAY) 8 AM 7 PM

NOVEMBER 22 (FR IDAY) 8 AM 7 PM

NOVEMBER 23 (SATURDAY) 8 AM 7 PM

NOVEMBER 25 (MONDAY) 8 AM 7 PM

NOVEMBER 26 (TUESDAY) 8 AM 7 PM

NOVEMBER 27 (WEDNESDAY) 8 AM 7 PM

NOVEMBER 28 (THURSDAY) 8 AM 11 PM

NOVEMBER 29 (FR IDAY) 8 AM 11 PM

NOVEMBER 30 (SATURDAY) 8 AM 11 PM

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DETAILS OF TV PROGRAMME * * * * * * •

THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND HONG KONG TELEVISION BROADCASTS LIMITED WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW (TUESDAY) MORNING TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE TV PROGRAMME +GOOD MORNING, TUEN MUN+.

ATTENDING THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR STEPHEN SELBY; THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, LAU WONG-FAT; DISTRICT LEISURE MANAGER (TUEN MUN), MR JIMMY CHOW, AND TVB’S EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE PROGRAMME, MR JOHNNY WONG.

MR SELBY WILL ALSO BRIEF THE PRESS CF THE TUEN MUN TOWN CENTRE.

ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT^

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT 11 AM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) 11. THE ACADEMY ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR CF THE HARBOUR VIEW HOLIDAY INN, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE * M *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 77 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 451.207 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 482.726

MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 82.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MINISTER IMPRESSED BY DISTRICT BOARD ........................ 1

BUSY DAY FOR VISITING STATE MINISTER......................... 3

TAG TO CONTINUE MONITORING CMB PERFORMANCE................... 5

MP' S SEE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HOUSING......................... 7

GROUP TO STUDY CHILD CARE SERVICES .......................... 8

NEW LOOK TOWN CENTRE FOR TUEN MUN ........................... 9

BOARD TO DISCUSS DRAFT NATIONALITY ORDER .................... 10

MAGIC FOUNTAIN A NEW ATTRACTION AT GARDENS .................. 11

TENDERS CALLED FOR SITE FORMATION ........................... 12

FIRE STATION FOR LAMMA ISLAND ............................... 13

TOO ON CHINA VISIT .......................................... 14

NEW FERRY TERMINAL IN USE.................................... 14

LIFE SAVING SERVICES SUSPENDED............................... 14

TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR ROAD WORKS .............................. 15

URBAN CLEARWAY AT PENNINGTON STREET ......................... 15

SALT WATER CUT .............................